August 11, 2022

British TV host Piers Morgan has paid tribute to his ‘nice loyal pal’ Shane Warne following the cricketer’s sudden dying from a coronary heart assault. 

Morgan, 56, described Australia’s best ever leg-spinner as ‘a one-off blonde blokey bundle of stressed, mischievous, aggressive, big-hearted, cigar-chomping, pizza-loving, larrikin enjoyable’.

He mentioned the pair deliberate to satisfy for dinner in Melbourne whereas he was in Australia however wasn’t capable of journey on account of Sydney’s large storms.

Morgan, a loyal cricket fan, admitted Warne’s dying hit him like a ‘sucker-punch’ and was unhappy he would by no means once more play golf or have dinner together with his pal. 

British TV host Piers Morgan has paid tribute to his ‘nice loyal pal’ Shane Warne following the cricketer’s sudden dying in Koh Samui on Friday (pictured, the pair in 2015)

When news of 'Warnie's' death first broke, Morgan posted a photo of the cricketer to Twitter and announced he was 'absolutely devastated' (pictured)

When information of ‘Warnie’s’ dying first broke, Morgan posted a photograph of the cricketer to Twitter and introduced he was ‘completely devastated’ (pictured)

Warne performed twice in Morgan’s annual cricket match in his Sussex village of Newick and graciously signed autographs and posed for pictures with locals. 

The pair had been additionally in common communication over WhatsApp and most lately debated whether or not Vegemite or its UK equal Marmite was higher. 

Morgan remembered taking Shane as his plus one to an interview with American actor Charlie Sheen in a London theatre – recalling the enigmatic pair received on like ‘long-lost twins’.

When requested what English girl Sheen would most prefer to seduce he coincidentally selected Liz Hurley – Warne’s ex-girlfriend on the time. 

Shane laughed together with the viewers and texted Morgan afterwards: ‘What a traditional! That type of s**t solely ever occurs to me, hahaha!’

Morgan additionally shared the story of the final time he noticed Warne, 4 months earlier than his dying once they each performed within the Dunhill Hyperlinks pro-am golf event in Scotland.

The evening earlier than the ultimate spherical, Morgan remembers Warne having just a few too lots of his favoured tipple, a vodka redbull, and partied till 5am. 

‘Deliver me a brand new one each eight minutes till I fall over!’ he advised a waiter.

With simply two hours sleep, the sportsman performed the most effective golf video games of his life, telling his pal he had ‘no concept’ how he pulled it off.

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Morgan mentioned the cricketer ‘packed extra enjoyable into his 52 years that anybody I’ve met in my whole life’. 

‘And for all his self-confessed marital flaws, he was an excellent loving father to his three youngsters, an exquisite caring son to his ever-supportive mother and father, and a fantastically loyal, type and beneficiant pal,’ he continued. 

He described the much-loved cricketer as a ‘hyperactive Labrador’ who had time for everybody and could possibly be relied upon to stay to his phrase.  

Morgan posted a collage of photos of himself and the cricketer to Instagram (pictured), revealing he felt 'absolutely devastated' by his sudden passing

Morgan posted a collage of pictures of himself and the cricketer to Instagram (pictured), revealing he felt ‘completely devastated’ by his sudden passing

The final textual content message he acquired from his pal was after he tweeted an commentary about Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. 

‘When did we get so pathetically spineless within the face of nasty little bullies?’ Morgan tweeted, to which ‘Warnie’ replied: ‘Spot on mate!’ 

Morgan mentioned his ‘nice loyal pal’ was one of many first individuals to name after he left Good Morning Britain over feedback he made about Meghan Markle.

He mentioned they shared an aversion to the ‘cancel tradition woke brigade, whining snowflakes, mendacity politicians and political correctness’. 

‘I’m completely gutted he’s gone so quickly and can miss him enormously,’ he wrote, including he had loved each second together with his ‘exhilarating’ firm.  

When information of Warne’s dying first broke, Morgan posted a photograph of the cricketer to  Twitter and introduced he was ‘completely devastated’. 

‘He was a genius cricketer, a supreme entertainer, a improbable bloke and an amazing loyal pal for a few years. Simply gutting information. RIP Warnie, I liked each minute in your organization,’ he wrote. 

The host known as for the father-of-three to be posthumously knighted as considered one of Wisden’s best cricketers of the twentieth Century. 

‘He wasn’t Mom Teresa but when Gavin bloody Williamson can get a gong then so ought to Warnie, posthumously, for companies to cricket and charity,’ he tweeted. 

Tributes from all over the world have rolled in for the legendary sportsman with Australia caption Pat Cummins delivering a transferring video tribute to his hero.  

Morgan said the legendary cricketer was 'a brilliant loving father' to his three children

Morgan mentioned the legendary cricketer was ‘an excellent loving father’ to his three youngsters

‘We’re all numbed by the information. Shane was a once-in-a-century cricketer and his achievements will stand all the time, however aside from the wickets he took and the video games he helped Australia win, what he did was draw so many individuals to the game,’ he mentioned.

‘So many people within the taking part in group grew up idolising him and fell in love with this nice sport in consequence, whereas lots of our assist workers both performed with him or towards him. 

‘The sport of cricket was by no means the identical after Shane emerged, and it’ll by no means be the identical now he has gone. Relaxation in peace King.’

It comes as its reported the cricketer’s three youngsters are in ‘full shock’ over the sudden passing of their iconic father who died in Thailand on Friday. 

The Australian cricket legend suffered a suspected deadly coronary heart assault in his room on the luxurious Samujana Villas resort. 

Piers Morgan has called for Shane Warne (pictured in 2006) to be posthumously knighted as one of Wisden's greatest cricketers of the 20th Century

Piers Morgan has known as for Shane Warne (pictured in 2006) to be posthumously knighted as considered one of Wisden’s best cricketers of the twentieth Century

Warne pictured with his former wife and the mother of his three children, Simone Callahan, in 1995

Warne pictured together with his former spouse and the mom of his three youngsters, Simone Callahan, in 1995

Jackson Warne, 23, advised his father’s long-time supervisor James Erskine that he and his siblings, Brooke, 24, and Summer season, 20, ‘count on him to stroll via the door’ any minute.

‘This is sort of a unhealthy dream,’ Jackson reportedly advised him.

‘I feel the three youngsters are in full shock,’ Erskine mentioned on the At the moment present.

‘One minute the children are speaking to him on daily basis, the following minute they’ll’t discuss to him they usually begin enthusiastic about he’s not going to be there for my twenty first, he’s not going to take me down the aisle.’

Erskine mentioned Warne’s youngsters are ‘having a a lot tougher time than anyone’ after the 52-year-old’s tragic dying.

His ex-wife, and the mom of his youngsters, Simone Callahan can also be mentioned to be ‘actually upset’ on the considered her youngsters having to maneuver on with out their beloved dad. 

Pal Andrew Neophitou discovered the leg spinner unresponsive in his room and desperately tried to revive him by performing CPR for 20 minutes – however Warne couldn’t be saved and later died in hospital.

Warne's final Instagram post from Koh Samui's Samujana Villa, Thailand. The cricketing legend was on a break with four friends

Warne’s remaining Instagram submit from Koh Samui’s Samujana Villa, Thailand. The cricketing legend was on a break with 4 pals

Thai police revealed on Saturday that they discovered his room splattered with bloodstains from the extended CPR however have dominated out foul play.

Two piles of blood had been discovered on the carpet on the foot of Warne’s mattress in addition to three blood-stained towels, and one pillow, with blood stains additionally on the mattress.

Ambulance crews additionally reported a pool of vomit by the mattress.

Australian authorities officers have now met with Warne’s pals in Koh Samui to debate bringing his physique house to Melbourne.

It’s understood his household desperately need to keep away from having an post-mortem on the father-of-three in Thailand so he could be returned to Australia as quickly as doable.

James Erskine - the cricketer's long-time manager - said Warne's children are 'having a much harder time than anybody' after the 52-year-old's tragic death

James Erskine – the cricketer’s long-time supervisor – mentioned Warne’s youngsters are ‘having a a lot tougher time than anyone’ after the 52-year-old’s tragic dying

It's understood his family desperately want to avoid having an autopsy on the father-of-three in Thailand so he can be returned to Australia as soon as possible

It’s understood his household desperately need to keep away from having an post-mortem on the father-of-three in Thailand so he could be returned to Australia as quickly as doable

However Thai authorities are insisting they need to perform the autopsy earlier than his stays are launched to the household to be flown house.

Thai police have mentioned the physique should bear an post-mortem to search out the reason for dying and a report will then be despatched to the Australian embassy in Thailand.

‘We simply actually need to get Shane house,’ Mr Neophitou mentioned after assembly Thai police at Bo Phut Police Station on Saturday.

Thai police lieutenant-colonel Chatchawin Nakmusik mentioned he wanted the outcomes of the post-mortem to shut the case earlier than releasing the physique.

‘I’m ready for the post-mortem report. If there may be nothing suspicious, then the case is closed,’ he advised The Guardian.