Shane Warne’s tragic death shocked the cricketing fraternity as well as the whole world. The legendary spinner passed away in Thailand. It was earlier believed that he died due to a suspected heart attack.
Warne was just 52 and was on a vacation with his friends. It was on Friday when he was found unresponsive in a villa. According to a report by Fox Sports, Thai authorities have now confirmed that Warne died of natural causes.
“Today investigators received the autopsy result, in which the medical opinion is that the cause of death is natural. Investigators will summarize the autopsy result for prosecutors within the timeframe of the law,” said deputy national police spokesman Kissana Phathanacharoen. ‘His family were told of the same, and they accepted the finding,’ he added.
In the meanwhile, there was an apparent security breach that was captured on camera. A woman was seen entering the ambulance that had Warne’s body, and spending over half a minute alone in the vehicle. This woman was later identified as Barbara.
Thai authorities were told that she knew the legend personally. The footage showed her carrying a small bunch of flowers as she approached the ambulance. However, she said that she was a fan and intended no harm.
“I am a big fan of him. It’s very sad that we lost him. I just took the flowers to pay condolences. I am sorry about yesterday but I [did] not mean [any] negative act by that. I am a big fan, he is a great player?”.
Thus, Warne had a lot of good wishers, who were shocked by his sudden demise. The legendary bowler is arguably the greatest spinner of all time. He picked 708 Test wickets, and 293 ODI wickets.