In celebration of her brother’s birthday, Shane Warne’s daughter Brooke has shared a collection of never before seen family photos featuring the beloved cricketing legend.
To mark the special occasion, Brooke took to Instagram to deliver a heartfelt birthday message to her brother Jackson alongside a series of heartwarming family snaps that featured her late father.
“Happy Birthday to my baby brother Jackson!!! I love you. Thank you for being the strongest human in the world,” she wrote.
Brooke gushed about her amazing brother while making reference to her late father.
“You are the best brother and continue to make Dad so proud. Love you so much, Happy Birthday Jacko,” she added.
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Warne died at the age of 52 while enjoying a holiday on the island of Koh Samui in Thailand on March 4, 2022.
Following his sudden death, Warne’s management released a statement acknowledging the tragedy.
“Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived,” the statement said.
Brooke has always made an effort to honour her late father and keep his legacy alive, in December 2022 she took to social media to share a heartbreaking video of the “difficult” time her family faced as they spent their first Christmas without her father.
“Hello everyone, I just wanted to jump on here and say hi, and that I know I’ve been quiet on socials these last few weeks over Christmas and New Year,” she said.
“It’s been quite difficult without Dad this year, Christmas Eve wasn’t the same, we’d usually be spending Christmas Eve with Dad this year, waking up with him on Christmas Day and all of that.
“Boxing Day we’d usually be going to the cricket, well he’d be trying to get us to go to the cricket – last year I went and Jacko went as well but this year it was really hard.
“I just thought getting off my phone and getting off social media and just staying quiet and taking in everything for what it was would be helpful.
“But it’s been really weird without him by our side because this is when he’d be getting back from working, doing the Dunhill, being in the UK – he’s always here over the summertime, he’s always here to be commentating on the cricket.
“He’s always here to bring us round an icy pole, doing little Dad things in the summertime, coming to the beach with us and being down in Portsea, doing all those things that he just loved to do.
“It’s been really hard but we are so grateful for our family and our friends and our friends that are family, that have supported us and we’ve been able to go into the new year and have their ongoing support, we are just so grateful.”