Shane Warne tragically died of a suspected heart attack while on vacation in Thailand on Friday. Warne, widely regarded as one of the best bowlers of all time, completed his illustrious international career with 708 wickets in 145 appearances. Tributes have poured in for him following the news of Warne’s death.
Warne and three other companions were staying in a private villa in Koh Samui, according to Thai police, and one of them went to check about him after he failed to show up for dinner. According to a FOX Cricket report, Andrew Neophitou, Warne’s close friend and associate, knocked on Warne’s door at 5:15 p.m.
James Erskine, Warne’s manager, spoke to FOX Cricket about the event in great detail.
“This was the beginning of Shane’s three-month vacation,” Erskine explained.
“They hadn’t come till the previous night.”
“They were going out for a drink at 5 p.m., and (Neophitou) knocked on his door at 5.15 p.m., because Warnie was always on time, and said “come on, you’re going to be late,” and then realized something was amiss.”
A friend performed CPR on him and phoned an ambulance, according to a Thailand police officer.
“A buddy gave him CPR and phoned an ambulance,” Chatchawin Nakmusik, a Bo Put police officer, told Reuters by phone.
“An emergency response team then arrived and performed 10-20 minutes of CPR.” Then a Thai International Hospital ambulance arrived and brought him there. They did CPR for five minutes, and then he died.”
Shane Warne’s death was announced just 12 hours after he tweeted
Shane Warne died just 12 hours after tweeting his astonishment at the loss of Australia’s famous wicketkeeper Rodney Marsh, who died of a heart arrest as well.
Shane Warne is claimed to have arrived in Thailand yesterday and was photographed chatting up supporters at the airport. He is thought to have died at the opulent Samujana Villas resort on the island of Koh Samui.
Warne made his Test debut against India in 1992, and by the end of his 15-year international career, he had cemented his place as one of the game’s all-time greats.