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Shane Warne, Australian spin bowling legend, dies at 52 in Thailand

This is the second devastating blow for Australian cricket within 24 hours, with former wicketkeeper-batter Rod Marsh passing away on Friday after having suffered a heart attack last week.

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Melbourne: ormer Australian cricketer and spin bowling legend  Shane Warne had died at the age of 52 years, due to a “suspected heart attack” according to a statement issued by his management company on Friday. 

Warne, widely regarded as the greatest spinner, was in Koh Samui, Thailand. “Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived,” read a statement issued by Warne’s management according to a Fox Sports report.

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“The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course.”

This is the second devastating blow for Australian cricket within 24 hours, with former wicketkeeper-batter Rod Marsh passing away on Friday after having suffered a heart attack last week.

Warne took 708 Test wickets – the most ever by an Australian, and the second-most of all time behind Sri Lankan Muttiah Muralitharan.

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