The famous leg-spinner has died at the age of 52 from a suspected heart attack.
Media report that Warne’s management released a statement noting that the cricketing legend died of a suspected heart attack at his villa in Thailand in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The reaction was swift as sportspeople, journalists and fans around the world took to social media to express their shock and sadness at the passing of this great cricketer at such a young age.
Extremely sad day for cricket. All-time great and modern-day legend Shane Warne has passed away. Tweeted in the morning about the passing of Rodney Marsh, and a few hours later the great man died. Prayers for the soul and condolences to his loved ones.
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) March 4, 2022
I literally just bought Shane Warne’s book and now I’ve learned he’s passed away, aged just 52. A very sad day for cricket. pic.twitter.com/vXwKOYHZci
— Andrew McLean (@McleanOnCricket) March 4, 2022
Shane Warne has died aged 52.
Completely shocking news. A cricketing genius. pic.twitter.com/eTuTuyD1ch
— The Cricketer (@TheCricketerMag) March 4, 2022
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