‘Thank you Shane Warne’ – Thousands pay tribute to Shane Warne at MCG in emotional ceremony

 ‘Thank you Shane Warne’ – Thousands pay tribute to Shane Warne at MCG in emotional ceremony

Shane Warne (Image source: Twitter)

A State Memorial event was conducted at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) by the Government of Victoria in the memory of the late Shane Warne. The event was announced by the government after Shane Warne passed away due to a heart attack on March 4 in Thailand.

Around 50000 people were present at the ceremony. Cricketing legends such as Brian Lara, Wasim Akram, and Ian Botham were present during the event. Apart from them, singing and acting legends were also there to attend the memorial. Singers such as Elton John, Chris Martin, Kylie Minogue Robbie Williams, and actors such as Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman were also there.

Singer Minogue sang “that light will continue to burn forever” in a tribute to the 145-Test veteran. The singer added that the deceased had “star quality and charisma that the world got to know and love”.

Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran recorded a message and sang Warne’s favourite song in a video. Sheeran sang ‘Thinking Out Loud’ and added that Warne was an incredible human being. “Shane was an incredible human to me and every single person that he came across. I’ve just got such wonderful stories of him.

“People that he didn’t even know have wonderful stories of him – he gave so much of his time and energy and love to. He was such a great bloke,” Sheeran said.

Elton John sang ‘Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me’ and added that the former leg-spinner was “probably one of the greatest sportsmen ever”.

Warne’s father Keith was very emotional as he remembered his son’s life. He said that Warne’s death was the darkest moment for the family. He added that Warne lived a life that many would struggle to live in two lifetimes.


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