“It is with great sadness that we advise the death of Shane Keith Warren of a suspected heart attack in Koh Samui, Thailand, this Friday, March 4,” a statement from MBC Entertainment said.
“Shin was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of the medical staff, he cannot be revived.
“The family is requesting privacy at this time and will provide more details in due course.”
Warren was one of the deadliest cricketers of all time, with 708 Test wickets to his name – more than ever for an Australian, and second most ever after Mutiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka.
He was named Wisden’s leading cricketer of the world on three separate occasions, and one of the Five Wisden Cricketers of the 20th Century. As a legacy, Warne is like no other – the greatest sports game ever.
Perhaps his greatest moment in the Ashes series came in 1993 against England when he threw the “ball of the century” to completely outsmart Mike Gatting. The video of the delivery went viral on social media as news of his death spread.
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