Former Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne died on March 4 due to a suspected heart attack. Warne was in Thailand at the time of his death as he had gone for a holiday with his friends. Police had found bloodstains in his room during investigations. However, further assessments revealed that the deceased had coughed blood during he was given a PCR. His family had said that he had a history of heart diseases which ruled out any foul play.
After the 145-Test veteran’s death, the Victorian State Government announced that the former will get a state funeral. His body had arrived in Australia last week as the Thailand authorities wanted to complete the formalities. Notably, the state funeral will be held on March 31, which meant that ‘The Hundred’ draft was postponed to April 5.
Meanwhile, a private funeral ceremony was held at ST. Kilda ground where around 80 family members and friends, including Michael Vaughan, Glenn Maxwell, Glenn McGrath, were present.
After completing the lap of ground, his son Jackson, who looked devastated, kissed the coffin. Warne’s youngest daughter Summer was in tears at the end, while his eldest daughter Brooke kept sunglasses on during the procession.
Quite a few background songs were also part of the procession. ‘The Time of My Life’ from the iconic 80s movie Dirty Dancing played in the background as the 52-year-old’s coffin was driven around the oval after the private funeral. Apart from this, two other songs such as Fix You by Coldplay and Simply The Best by Tina Turner were played during the event.