Shane Warne death: Spin legend given CPR after heart attack
- Shane Warne died on Friday aged 52 in Thailand
- It was reported that the cricketer died of a suspected heart attack
- Warne’s friends performed CPR on him after they found him unconscious in the room in the resort
It was reported that Australian cricket legend Shane Warne died of a suspected heart attack aged 52 on Friday. A day after his death, Thai police said that four of his friends made frantic attempts to save his life but their efforts were unsuccessful.
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Warne, who was on a holiday, was staying in a villa in the resort of Koh Samui in Thailand with his friends where he was found unconscious and did not respond when one of his friends tried to wake him up for food at around 5 PM local time. They then performed CPR for 20 minutes before the arrival of the ambulance that took the former Aussie cricketer to the Thai International Hospital, where he was eventually pronounced dead.
“Police received a report about somebody who died at the Thai International Hospital so we went and asked the hotel, and found out that the deceased was with four other friends and died in the room” Police Senior Sergeant Major Suporn Hemruangsree confirmed the news.
“In the villa, the people were sleeping in separate rooms. They were sleeping from afternoon to evening, until about 5 PM. At 5 PM somebody came to call out this person for dinner but the deceased did not respond so they called three other friends to perform CPR for 20 minutes. They waited for the ambulance to come.
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“The doctor announced the death of the person at 6:53pm. Police went and checked the room and there was no sign of intrusion or possessions being searched through. The body was sent for an autopsy at Koh Samui Hospital.”
Warne died just 12 hours after Australia's great wicketkeeper-batter Rodney Marsh passed away, also due to a heart attack.
In his last tweet, Warne had paid tribute to the former Australia cricketer, who died at the age of 74. He had written, "Sad to hear the news that Rod Marsh has passed. He was a legend of our great game and an inspiration to so many young boys and girls. Rod cared deeply about cricket & gave so much-especially to Australia & England players. Sending lots and lots of love to Ros and the family. RIP mate."