NEW DETAILS emerge about Shane Warne's death as local police rule out foul play

The moments before Shane Warne's sudden death at a luxury Thai villa on Friday evening have been revealed, as local Thai police rule out foul play.


Thai police in Koh Samui on Saturday confirmed they had now ruled out any suspicious circumstances in the tragic death.


"No foul play was suspected at the scene based on our investigation," Thai police told AFP.

The Australian leg-spinner, 52, was found unresponsive in a villa in Thailand by three friends, his management announced this afternoon, reports Fox Sport.


The three people, who were also staying in the villa on Koh Samui island, tried unsuccessfully to revive him, Chatchawin Nakmusik of the Bo Put police told Reuters.


Nakmusik added Warne was taken by ambulance to hospital, where medical personnel could not revive him.


Chatchawin said Warne's body had been transferred to another hospital for autopsy and his associates would be questioned by police today, but added there were no signs of foul play.


Liz Hurley broke her silence to pay tribute to Warne, who was with pals at a luxury villa in Thailand when he was found unresponsive on Friday.


She said: "I feel like the sun has gone behind a cloud forever. RIP my beloved Lionheart."

Shane tested positive for Covid over the summer 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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Shane Warne’s haunting final tweet

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.

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."


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


And in his final tragic Instagram post, Shane shared a picture on his story from his Thai villa with the caption "goodnight from Koh Samui".


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.


Perhaps the most-viewed cricket clip of all time, Shane Warne’s Ball of the Century at Old Trafford in 1993 was the start of the leg-spinner’s legend.

His very first delivery in Ashes cricket swerved in the air, landed outside Mike Gatting’s leg stump and turned so savagely that it clipped the top of off stump.


Australia won the match and clinched the Ashes. Gatting’s bemused look as he trudged off was a picture.


On December 21, 2006, Warned announced his retirement following the fifth Ashes Test match at the SCG.


He said it was his intention to "go out on top" and added that he might have retired after the 2005 Ashes series if Australia had won.


'GUTTING NEWS'

Tributes have poured in for the cricketing legend, including from Piers Morgan.

"Absolutely devastated to hear that Shane Warne has died from a heart attack aged just 52," he tweeted.


"He was a genius cricketer, a supreme entertainer, a fantastic bloke and a great loyal friend for many years.

"Just gutting news. RIP Warnie, I loved every minute in your company."


Gary Lineker tweeted: "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."


England cricketing hero Monty Panesar told TalkRadio: "This is absolutely devastating, I'm sure the cricketing community will be completely shocked."

He said Warne was one of the "legends of the game" - "on and off the field, what he did for cricket was unbelievable."

Monty went on: "It's absolutely shocking. I can't believe I'm even sort of talking to you about this."


BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker recalled an appearance by Shane Warne on the programme in January this year.

He tweeted: "Genuinely can't believe the sad news about the death of Shane Warne. He came on Breakfast just a couple of weeks ago & was as effervescent as ever.

"What a talent he was. He had a huge impact on cricket and will be sorely missed by so many."


Jemima Goldsmith, who was close friends with Shane Warne, tweeted: "Devastating, shocking news about Shane Warne. A sporting hero for so many, inc my sons. And a giant-hearted friend."


And Trinidadian cricketer Brian Lara said he was "speechless" as he paid tribute to the star on Twitter.

He added: "I literally don’t know how to sum up this situation. My friend is gone!! We have lost one of the Greatest Sportsmen of all time!! My condolences goes out to his family. RIP Warnie!! You will be missed."

LIFE AFTER CRICKET

Last year, it was reported Shane was planning to build a $5 million new home in Portsea, Victoria.


According to The Herald Sun, plans were submitted on his behalf to Mornington Peninsula Shire Council to build the eye-catching property featuring a bowling alley, wine cellar, and jet ski garage.


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


The Aussie, 52, 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.”


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