Australian bowling legend Shane Warne dies, aged 52

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Australia bowling legend and the greatest leg-spinner of all-time, Shane Warne, has died, aged 52, reported Fox sports. The cricketer reportedly suffered a heart attack.

The legendary cricketer’s management released a brief statement in the early hours of Saturday (AEDT), that he passed away in Koh Samui, Thailand, of a suspected heart attack.

“Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived,” the statement read.

It added, “The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course.”

“Warne’s last tweet was ironically about the death of another former Australian cricketer Rod Marsh. 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,” he had tweeted.

Warne’s career spanned over 15 years during which he took 708 Test wickets. He was the second-highest wicket-taker after Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan.

More details to follow