The global cricket fraternity was hit by a major shock on late Friday evening as news emerged that legendary Australian cricketer Shane Warne has passed away. Warne died aged 52 in Thailand after he was found unresponsive in his villa.
Some details have emerged about Warne’s sudden passing as it has been revealed that Warne was staying in a private villa in Koh Samui with three friends. One of them went onto inquire on him when he did not turn up for dinner.
“The friend did CPR on him and called an ambulance. An emergency response unit then arrived and did another CPR for 10-20 minutes. Then an ambulance from the Thai International Hospital arrived and took him there. They did CPR for five minutes, and then he died,” said Chatchawin Nakmusik, a Bo Put police Officer said.
The official reason behind the death is yet to be determined but the case is being treated as one of a suspected heart attack.
Warne’s family earlier released a statement to Australia asking for privacy. “Shane was found unresponsive in his Villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived. The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course,” read the official statement.