Legend had seen doctor about heart, Thai police say


Shane Warne had experienced chest pain before his death and had a history of asthma and heart problems, according to Thai police.

Warne’s life came to a tragic end at just 52 when he was found unconscious at his Koh Samui villa in the early hours of Saturday Australian time.

Speaking to reporters after the spin icon’s death, Yuttana Sirisomba, a superintendent at Bo Phut police station in Koh Samui, said his family gave him information about the cricketing legend’s health.

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Sirisomba revealed that Warne recently “saw a doctor about his heart”.

Despite the sudden nature of Warne’s death, it is not considered suspicious at this stage, although the Royal Thai Police are keen to carry out a full investigation.

The police will obtain statements from Warne’s friends who were also staying at the Samujana villas and will also ask forensic pathologists to examine the villa in which Warne was found.

Warne’s body is to be moved to Surat Thani on the Thai mainland for an autopsy.

Australian Ambassador to Thailand Allan McKinnon and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) officials held two meetings with Royal Thai Police at Bo Phut police station following Warne’s death to discuss the arrangements for the return of his body to Australia.

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