MELBOURNE – Former Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne has died aged 52, Fox Sports reported on Friday.
Fox said that Warne’s management released a brief statement that he passed away in Thailand of a suspected heart attack.
“Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived,” the statement said.
“The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course.”
Warne is regarded as one of the finest leg-spin bowlers of all time after a career in which he took 708 wickets in a Test career, which spanned from 1992 to 2007.
He later played in the Indian Premier League and other Twenty20 competitions before retiring from all international cricket nine years ago, but he continued to be involved in the game as a broadcaster and highly-sought leg-spin bowling advisor.