Shane Warne cause of death: How did cricket legend die?

Three of Shane Warne’s mates battled for 20 minutes to save his life after the cricket legend died on a holiday from a suspected heart attack.

Police have revealed how a group of mates Shane Warne was holidaying with in Thailand tried in vain to save his life.

Warne, 52, was found unresponsive in a villa on Koh Samui on Friday afternoon when one friend reportedly tried to wake him to no avail.

The group then desperately attempted CPR before an ambulance arrived and took him to the Thai International Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The cause of death is a suspected heart attack.

Chatchawin Nakmusik of the Bo Put police told Reuters that Warne’s body had been transferred to another hospital for autopsy and his friends would be questioned by police on Saturday — but added there were no signs of foul play.

“Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived,” a statement from his management read.

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

It came just days after Warne had declared he was aiming to return to peak fitness again.

“Operation shred has started (10 days in) and the goal by July is to get back to this shape from a few years ago! Let’s go,” he captioned a topless photograph of himself.

After news of the death broke around the world, former England coach and player David Lloyd said Warne “lived life to the full”.

“Shane was generous to a fault. He lived life to the full, he was Peter Pan, but when it came to cricket, he was serious,” Lloyd said.

Warne’s death came just hours after the passing of fellow Aussie cricket legend Rod Marsh, which the Spin King had acknowledged in his final tweet.

“Sad to hear the news that Rod Marsh has passed. He was a legend of our great game & an inspiration to so many young boys & girls,” Warne wrote.

“Rod cared deeply about cricket & gave so much-especially to Australia & England players. Sending lots & lots of love to Ros & the family. RIP mate.”

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