Further details regarding the death of Shane Warne have been revealed, almost a year after the world was left shocked by his sudden passing,
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.
After the news broke of his tragic passing tributes poured in from across the globe from fellow cricketers, celebrities, and politicians alike.
We are shocked and saddened by the passing of Shane Warne.
A true cricketing genius.
Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fans all across the world. pic.twitter.com/7V4iMxVx4i
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) March 4, 2022
Now, it can be revealed, that Warne died of coronary artery atherosclerosis after his death certificate was released by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria, as reported by The Daily Mail.
Atherosclerosis is a hardening and narrowing of the arteries caused by plaque build up over time. It can cause arteries to become blocked and is a common cause of heart attacks and strokes.
News of Warne’s official cause of death came after it was revealed that the late King of Spin left the bulk of his estate to his three children.
Warne’s children recently revealed that watching their cricketing legend father’s former sport is too painful now that his iconic presence is missing from the pitch.
The admission came shortly after Warne was made a Legend in the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.
Warne was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2009 as an athlete Member and with his rise to “Legend status”, becomes the fifth Australian cricketer to achieve the prestigious honour.
In their first interview since their father’s State Funeral at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Brooke Warne told 7News that the award was an “awesome” achievement.
Jackson Warne said he wished his father could have been around to receive the honour, saying it “would have meant a lot to him”.
The family added that watching cricket is now painful because it’s a reminder that Warne is no longer with them.
“Now when I’m sort of listening to cricket it’s … that missing voice that I can’t hear anymore,” Jackson said.
Warne was widely considered one of the greatest bowlers in cricket history. He played his first Test match in 1992 and took over 1,000 wickets in Tests and One-Day Internationals over the course of his career. Warne’s 708 Test wickets from 145 tests was the record for the most wickets taken by any bowler in Test cricket until 2007.
Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack recognised Shane’s incredible sporting achievements by naming him as one of its Five Cricketers of the Twentieth Century alongside fellow cricket icons Sir Donald Bradman, Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Jack Hobbs and Sir Vivian Richards. He was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2013.