Legend’s mother and family shocked by tragic news, Shane Warne family, Cricket news

Shane Warne’s parents have expressed shock at the death of their son, who died of a suspected heart attack while on vacation in Thailand.

Shortly after the 52-year-old was confirmed dead, Warne’s mother, Bridgette, spoke briefly to the Herald Sun.

“We are just in shock,” she said outside her home, before adding “everything is fine.”

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Warne’s family was offered a state funeral by Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews.

“To us he was the greatest – but to his family he was so much more,” Mr Andrews said.

“Our hearts break for Shane’s family and friends – and they are in the thoughts of all Victorians.

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“I have offered a state funeral for his family so that Victorians can honor his legacy and his contribution to our state, our community and our country.”

Tributes poured in from all over the cricketing world following Warne’s death, with his greatest rivals and former teammates all shaken by the news.

Warne was vacationing with friends on the Thai island of Koh Samui when he was found unconscious. The group of pals performed CPR before an ambulance took him to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Shane Warne died in Thailand

Media reports that Warne manager Andrew Neophitou performed CPR before the ambulance arrived.

According to Reuters, Warne’s body was transferred from Thai International Hospital to another hospital for autopsy and his friends would be questioned by police on Saturday. There were no signs of foul play.

The Australian men’s and women’s teams will wear black armbands and pause for a moment of silence ahead of their respective matches in Pakistan and the ICC Women’s One-Day World Cup in New Zealand today.

“Shane Warne is one of cricket’s true legends. The outpouring of shock and sadness at this news speaks to the esteem in which he is held across the world,” said Cricket Australia chairman Lachlan Henderson. .

“Arguably the greatest and most influential bowler the world has seen, Shane has been a hero and an inspiration to millions of cricketers all over the world.

“He created cult status for leg spin bowling at a time when rhythm bowlers dominated the game.

“It has been a tragic few days with the passing of Rod and Shane and we continue to recognize their extraordinary impact on cricket in Australia and the legacy they leave. They were giants of the game with personalities to match.

“Our hearts go out to Shane’s family and especially his children Jackson, Brooke and Summer.”

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