The death of Australian legend Shane Warne on March 4 was a shocking one for the cricket fraternity. Warne passed away at the age of just 52. At the time of his death, the reason for his demise was suspected to be a heart attack by the Thailand police. Bo Phut Police Station superintendent Yuttana Sirisomba has said that the 145-Test veteran had seen a doctor for his heart condition. The late veteran’s family has also informed the police that he had a history of asthma and heart disease.
However, further investigation revealed that blood was found in Warne’s villa where he was staying with his three other friends. ruled out any suspicious activity. They confirmed that Warne was coughing blood when one of his friends was giving him CPR to save the latter’s life.
“A large amount of blood was found in the room,” Satit Polpinit, a commander of the local provincial police, told Thai media.
“When CPR was started, the deceased had coughed up liquid and was bleeding.”
On the other hand, Allan McKinnon, Australia’s ambassador to Thailand spoke to the media and said that Warne’s family is thankful to the police for their continuous support.
“I’m here on behalf of Shane Warne’s family and his travelling companions to thank Superintendent Yuttana and his team here at the Bo Phun Police Station and the hospital in Koh Samui for facilitating this process and getting Shane Warne back to Australia as quickly as possible,” he said.
“They have been very compassionate, very efficient, and very understanding.