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Cricket superstar Shane Warne has passed away aged 52, his management announced this afternoon.
Known affectionately as 'Warnie' and adored by millions of cricket fans around the world, Shane, whose stellar international career spanned across 15 years, was considered one of the best bowlers to have ever played the game.
In his career, he has taken 708 Test wickets – the most ever for an Australian player – and second-most of all time behind only Muttiah Muralitharan.
The legendary sportsman had paid tribute after the death of fellow Aussie cricketer Rod Marsh just hours before he was found unresponsive in his Thailand villa.
Here's everything you need to know about the cricketing icon including suspected cause of death.
How did Shane Warne die?
Shane's family have yet to confirm a cause of death.
Although unconfirmed, Fox Sports Australia has said that his passing was due to a suspected heart attack.
He was believed to be in Koh Samui, a tourist spot in Thailand, at the time of his death.
What do we know about Shane Warne's death?
Warne's management released a brief statement about his death. The statement read: "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."
What is Shane Warne's net worth?
Shane Warne who retired international cricket in 2007, but continued to play in the Twenty20 league was thought to have estimated net worth of £37 million pounds, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
He was also a cricket commentator and professional poker player.
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