Shane Warne’s haunting final tweet paid tribute to legend Rod Marsh hours before he also died of ‘heart attack’

SHANE Warne paid tribute to cricket legend Rod Marsh in a tragic final tweet just hours before he also died from a suspected heart attack.

The Australian bowler died suddenly in Thailand at the age of 52.

Shane Warne’s management said he died in Thailand after a suspected heart attackCredit: Getty

Shane Warne's tragic final tweet

Shane Warne’s tragic final tweetCredit: Twitter

His death came hours after tweeting his 'sadness' at the death of Marsh

His death came hours after tweeting his ‘sadness’ at the death of MarshCredit: PA:Press Association

His death came hours after tweeting his “sadness” at the death of Marsh who suffered a heart attack aged 74.

He said: “Sad to hear the news that Rod Marsh has passed. He was a legend of our great game & an inspiration to so many young boys &  girls.

“Rod cared deeply about cricket & gave so much-especially to Australia & England players. Sending lots & lots of love to Ros & the family. RIP mate.”

In a brief statement, Warne’s management said he died in Thailand after a suspected heart attack.

“Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived,” the statement reads.

“The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course.”

Shane captained the Australia national team in One Day Internationals and was widely considered one of the greatest bowlers in cricket history.

As well as playing internationally, Warne played domestic cricket for his home state of Victoria and English domestic cricket for Hampshire.

He was captain of Hampshire for 3 seasons from 2005 to 2007 and played his first test match in 1992 and took over 1,000 international wickets.

Former players and pundits have paid tribute to Warne, applauding his contribution to cricket and his wonderful personality.

India cricket legend Virinder Sehwag wrote on Twitter: “Cannot believe it.

“One of the greatest spinners, the man who made spin cool, superstar Shane Warne is no more.

“Life is very fragile, but this is very difficult to fathom. My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and fans all around the world.”

Gary Lineker said: “Terribly saddened and shocked to hear the news that Shane Warne has died.

“The greatest spin bowler of all time. Can’t quite believe it. RIP Shane.”

In September, Warne joked he tried smoking 100 cigarettes a day to cure Covid.

The Aussie tested positive over the summer, forcing him to isolate and miss coaching The Hundred team London Spirit.

Double-jabbed Warne, a Sky TV cricket pundit who took 708 Test wickets, said: “I’m unfortunately not playing enough golf because I’ve got Covid.

“Don’t take this as any sort of gospel, and this is actually a bit tongue-in-cheek, but I thought if I smoked 100 cigarettes a day I could kill Covid.

“It didn’t really work and I ended up on a ventilator, so it wasn’t ideal.

“I had to have the ten days’ isolation — but I’m up and about now.”

The retired spin bowler’s claims follow numerous bizarre attempts to avoid the virus, including taking animal de-wormers or drinking bleach.


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