August 20, 2022

The shattered household of Shane Warne are going through a battle with Thai purple tape to convey his physique again dwelling to Australia because the world mourns one of many best cricketers ever.

Warne, 52, died of a suspected coronary heart assault on the luxurious Samujana Villas resort on the island of Koh Samui on Friday night.

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.

Thai police have dominated out foul play and Australian authorities officers met with Warne’s pals in Koh Samui on Saturday evening to debate bringing his physique dwelling to Melbourne.

It’s understood his household desperately wish 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. 

The household of Shane Warne (pictured with former fiancee Elizabeth Hurley) are working to convey his physique dwelling to Australia

Warne, 52, died of a suspected heart attack at the luxury Samujana Villas resort on the Thai island of Koh Samui on Friday evening

Warne, 52, died of a suspected coronary heart assault on the luxurious Samujana Villas resort on the Thai island of Koh Samui on Friday night

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

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

‘We simply actually wish to get Shane dwelling,’ 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’s nothing suspicious, then the case is closed,’ he advised The Guardian.

‘The household shall be accountable to take the physique again to their dwelling nation.’ 

Workers on the Koh Samui Hospital have mentioned they are going to await police or Warne’s household to request an post-mortem, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. 

Overseas Minister Marise Payne mentioned Division of Overseas Affairs and Commerce officers have been assembly with Warne’s journey companions on Saturday evening and talking with Thai authorities to rearrange bringing his physique to Australia.

‘DFAT is working with Thai authorities to substantiate preparations following his passing, help together with his repatriation and supply different help on the bottom,’ she mentioned.

Australia's Ambassador to Thailand Allan McKinnon is seen outside the Bo Phut police station on Saturday evening in the wake of the cricketing great's shock passing. Thai police say they will send a report on his death to the Australian embassy

Australia’s Ambassador to Thailand Allan McKinnon is seen exterior the Bo Phut police station on Saturday night within the wake of the cricketing nice’s shock passing. Thai police say they are going to ship a report on his demise to the Australian embassy

The friends Warne was travelling with are seen speaking with police in Koh Samui on Saturday

The buddies Warne was travelling with are seen talking with police in Koh Samui on Saturday

Foreign Minister Marise Payne said department officials were meeting with Warne's travel companions on Saturday night and speaking with Thai authorities to arrange bringing his body to Australia

Overseas Minister Marise Payne mentioned division officers have been assembly with Warne’s journey companions on Saturday evening and talking with Thai authorities to rearrange bringing his physique to Australia

Australian consulate officers have now arrived at Koh Samui to attempt to reduce by means of the purple tape on the household’s behalf. 

The Australian Ambassador Allan McKinnon arrived on the island late on Saturday to attempt to negotiate a cope with Thai officers to permit the physique to be launched to the household with the minimal of delay.

An official certificates written in English with the reason for demise must accompany Warne’s physique for it to be introduced again to Australia, the Each day Telegraph reported. 

The household are believd to be involved the method will delay Warne coming dwelling by a number of days. 

Each day Mail Australia understands Warne’s physique is at present within the Koh Samui Hospital morgue after forensic investigators examined Warne’s room on Saturday night. 

New particulars have additionally now emerged concerning the determined battle to maintain Warne alive after he was discovered unconscious in his room.

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Warne had arrived in Thailand only one evening earlier than his demise, for a week-long boys journey with Mr Neophitou and two others.

He’d deliberate to satisfy pals for a drink at 5pm however when the ever punctual Warne was quarter-hour late, Mr Neophitou knew one thing was mistaken.

His good friend then spent 20 minutes performing CPR on the 52-year-old.

Mr Nakmusik advised Reuters an emergency response unit arrived and carried out CPR on Warne for one more ten to twenty minutes.

Devastated Australians paid their respects to Warne at his statue at the MCG on Saturday

Devastated Australians paid their respects to Warne at his statue on the MCG on Saturday

Warne is seen with Eddie McGuire and Triple M host Mick Molloy

Warne is seen with Eddie McGuire and Triple M host Mick Molloy

‘Then an ambulance from the Thai Worldwide Hospital arrived and took him there. They did CPR for 5 minutes, after which he died,’ he mentioned.

Warne’s very long time supervisor James Erskine had the heartbreaking process of informing his household he had died.  

‘They have been going to have a drink at 5pm or go and meet somebody to exit and have a drink at 5pm, and Neo knocked on his door at 5.15 as a result of Warnie is at all times on time,’ he mentioned on a Fox Sport particular.

‘And he went in there and mentioned ‘come on, you’re going to be late’ after which realised one thing was mistaken.

‘And he turned him over and gave him CPR and mouth to mouth, which lasted about 20 minutes after which the ambulance got here.

‘They took him to the hospital, which was a few 20-minute drive and I bought a telephone name about 45 minutes later saying he was pronounced useless.’ 

A state funeral has been offered to farewell Warne. He is pictured with Ricky Ponting

A state funeral has been provided to farewell Warne. He’s pictured with Ricky Ponting

A devastated cricket fan is seen at the MCG after the news broke Shane Warne had died

A devastated cricket fan is seen on the MCG after the information broke Shane Warne had died

Erskine advised 9 Newspapers that Warne’s youngsters Brooke, Summer season and Jackson have been ‘shattered by their father’s sudden demise, and had been visited by their grandfather, Keith, early on Saturday.  

‘He didn’t drink a lot. Everybody thinks he’s a giant boozer however he’s not a giant boozer in any respect,’ Erskine mentioned. 

‘I despatched him a crate of wine, 10 years later it’s nonetheless there. He doesn’t drink, by no means took medicine, ever. He hated medicine so nothing untoward.

‘He was going to do the issues he likes doing. He was going to play in a single or two poker competitions, play loads of golf, be together with his children, that was about it; [to] have time to himself.’

Warne’s household have been provided to farewell him in a state funeral. 

The state funeral is about to be held in Melbourne, with a date to be confirmed  in session with the Warne household, Cricket Australia and the Victorian Authorities ‘to make sure it honours Shane’s passing and reminiscence’.

Victorian sports activities minister Martin Pakula has additionally introduced the Nice Southern Stand on the MCG shall be renamed the S.Ok. Warne Stand.

‘Shane was one among our best cricketers of all time, one among only some that might method the extraordinary achievements of the good Don Bradman. His achievements have been the product of his expertise, his self-discipline and keenness for the sport he beloved,’ Mr Morrison mentioned.

‘However Shane was greater than this to Australians. Shane was one among our nation’s best characters. His humour, his ardour, his irreverence, his approachability ensured he was beloved by all. Australians beloved him. All of us did.’

Warne’s father, Keith, was seen wanting sombre exterior his Black Rock property in Melbourne on Saturday morning.

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

His mom Brigitte spoke briefly to the Herald Solar exterior the house.

‘We’re simply in shock… we’re okay,’ she mentioned. 

Warne’s brother Jason and his nephew Sebastian have been later seen visiting the property to consolation his dad and mom. 

His daughter, Brooke, 24, was later seen returning dwelling with companion Alex Heath after spending the day consoling her mom and Warne’s ex-wife Simone. 

In the meantime, numerous cricket followers have paid their respects to Warne, with many leaving beers and canned baked beans on the foot of his statue on the Melbourne Cricket Floor.

Cans of VB, cigarettes, cricket balls, heartfelt letters and even a slice of pizza have been all left to honour the bowling legend. 

Others simply rested their hand in opposition to his statue as they farewelled the person who was a hero to many cricket lovers. 


* ‘I assumed nothing might ever occur to him. He lived extra in his life than most individuals would dwell in 20.’ – Glenn McGrath

* ‘He has had a turbulent life however a really full life … you simply felt, I definitely did, he would go on perpetually.’ – Mark Taylor

* ‘Shocked, shocked & depressing … there was by no means a uninteresting second with you round.’ – Sachin Tendulkar

* ‘I’m shocked to the core. This could’t be true.’ – Viv Richards

* ‘We’ve misplaced one of many best sportsmen of all time!’ – Brian Lara

* ‘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.’ – Pat Cummins

* ‘He introduced such pleasure to the sport and was the best spin bowler ever.’ – Mick Jagger

* ‘Heaven shall be a vigorous place now the King has arrived.’ – Michael Vaughan

* ‘Please no ….heartbroken. Already miss ‘The King.’ – Brendon McCullum

* ‘Numb.’ – Adam Gilchrist

* ‘I can’t course of the passing of this nice of our sport.’ – Virat Kohli

* ‘The person who made spin cool.’ – Virendar Sehwag

* ‘It’s simply unfathomable.’ – Mark Waugh

* ‘The RockStar of cricket! Gone too quickly.’ – Brett Lee

* ‘Genius participant. Grand firm. Loyal good friend.’ – Russell Crowe

* ‘The most important celebrity of my technology gone.’ – Waqar Younis

* ‘Performed arduous on subject and was one of many first to have a beer with you after.’ – Jacques Kallis

 – Australian Related Press

Many sporting greats, celebrities and politicians have in the meantime paid their respects to the person who modified the world of cricket.

High cricket commentator Isa Guha who spent numerous matches within the field with Warne tried to battle again tears as she remembered the cricket nice. 

‘Simply shocked … simply beloved him,’ she mentioned as she tried to carry again tears. ‘He simply did a lot for thus many individuals and he was magic,’ she mentioned on Fox Sports activities.

‘He was magic, watching him on the display as a cricketer. He made folks really feel that a lot taller – ten ft taller.’ 

His former teammates Glenn McGrath and Ricky Ponting shared their very own messages to the cricket nice.

McGrath mentioned he was ‘completely devastated’.

‘Warnie was bigger than life,’ he wrote. ‘I assumed nothing might ever occur to him. He lived extra in his life than most individuals would dwell in 20. 

‘He was the final word competitor. He thought the sport was by no means misplaced, that he might flip it round and produce us to victory, which he did so many occasions. I believe he lived his life the identical approach. There gave the impression to be by no means a uninteresting second.’  

Ponting, 47, met Warne on the age of 15, and credited him for giving him the nickname of Punter.

‘We have been teammates for greater than a decade, using all of the highs and lows collectively,’ Ponting mentioned.

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‘Via all of it he was somebody you may at all times depend on, somebody who beloved his household

‘Somebody who can be there for you while you wanted him and at all times put his mates first. The best bowler I ever performed with or in opposition to.’



Earlier than the Gatting ball there was the miracle in Colombo that really introduced Warne on the world stage. Chasing 181 for victory, Sri Lanka have been cruising at 2-127. Enter Australia’s spinners. Greg Matthews took 4-37 and Warne snapped up 3-0 in his final 13 balls to win the match for Australia, although the teen had the undesirable profession figures of 1-335 earlier than being handed the ball. From there, Warne by no means appeared again.


The second most Australian followers realised the expertise that had simply emerged. After lacking the primary Take a look at of the collection, Warne took 7-52 within the second innings on the MCG to bowl Australia to victory in opposition to the would possibly of the West Indies. The success doubles as Warne’s first match on his beloved dwelling floor, the place he’d ultimately take 56 Take a look at wickets.


Warne was the final word showman and he couldn’t have scripted it higher himself. Along with his first Take a look at supply in England, he drifted the ball throughout the right-hander, had it dip, pitch exterior leg, spin sufficient to beat the bat and declare the highest of off-stump. Gatting’s bemused face mentioned all of it and from that second on England have been deer in Warne’s headlights.

THE HAT-TRICK, 1994-95

A month after destroying England once more with 8-71 within the first Take a look at on the Gabba, Warne claimed his well-known hat-trick on the MCG when he eliminated Phil DeFreitas, Darren Gough and Devon Malcolm in three straight balls. Warne completed the collection with 27 wickets at 20.33.


Three years after serving to engineer a comeback to place Australia into the 1996 decider, Warne was at it once more. He took 3-3 from his first three overs after South Africa have been in management at 0-48 in pursuit of 214, earlier than coming again late to complete 4-29 within the well-known tie. He was then man-of-the-match within the remaining, taking 4-33 in opposition to Pakistan as Australia lifted the trophy.


An oft-forgotten instance of Warne’s dominance. In one of the one-sided collection in historical past, Warne took 27 wickets at a mean of 12.66. In doing so, he took nearly half of the wickets out there to him within the collection and helped Australia wrap up a Take a look at inside two days in Sharjah.


Australia’s solely Ashes lack of Warne’s profession ought to have spelled a low level, however with Glenn McGrath out and in with harm the legspinner really stepped up. He claimed 40 wickets at 19.92 for the collection, probably the most by an Australian in a five-match Ashes. His ball to bowl Andrew Strauss in entrance of his pads is arguably higher than the Gatting ball 12 years earlier.

700TH WICKET, 2006-07

Warne scripted the proper ending by asserting he would retire at summer time’s finish with Australia 3-0 up within the Ashes and himself on 699 wickets forward of the MCG Boxing Day Take a look at. Within the excellent farewell, Warne bowled Strauss to grow to be the primary to achieve 700 wickets earlier than serving to Australia to only the second 5-0 Ashes whitewash in historical past. Not content material with that, he additionally went previous 1000 worldwide wickets in all types of the sport in his SCG swansong.

– Australian Related Press