Australian cricket legend Shane Warne, who is considered one of the greatest leg-spinner of all-time, passed away at the age of 52 of a suspected heart attack on Friday. In an official statement issued by his management, it has been revealed that Warne passed away in Koh Samui, Thailand, of a suspected heart attack.

The statement read that Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived. The family requested privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course.

A few hours before his demise, Shane had took to Twitter to express grief over the demise of Rod Marsh, who passed away on Friday of a major heart attack.

Loved and adored by millions across the globe, Warne was affectionately called Warnie. His career spanned across 15 years and saw him take 708 Test wickets, the highest ever for an Australian.

Expressing grief over his demise, Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag tweeted, “Cannot believe it. One of the greatest spinners, the man who made spin cool, superstar Shane Warne is no more. Life is very fragile, but this is very difficult to fathom. My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and fans all around the world.”