Shane Warne paid tribute to Rod Marsh in last Twitter post before death
- Shane Warne died of a suspected heart attack in Thailand
- He died hours after paying tribute to Australian cricket great Rod Marsh
- Marsh died on Friday morning at the age of 74
"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. Rod cared deeply about cricket & gave so much-especially to Australia & England players. Sending lots & lots of love to Ros & the family. RIP mate," he tweeted on Friday morning.
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Rod Marsh died on Friday morning at the age of 74, a week after suffering a heart attack during a fundraising event in Queensland state. Hours later, Shane Warne died of a suspected heart attack at the age of 52.
In a statement to the Australian media, Warne's management said, "Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived."
"The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course."
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Warne, who redefined spin bowling, made his debut in 1992. In his career, he played about 145 Tests for Australia, picking up 708 wickets with his leg-spin. In his 194 ODI appearances, Warne snared 293 scalps.
Following their death, several people, including celebrities, took to social media to pay tributes to both the cricket legends.
"I am so sad to hear about Shane Warne and Rod Marsh, two legends of cricket and sport, who have been taken from us too soon. My thoughts and prayers are with both their families. Rest In Peace," Sarah Ferguson tweeted.
"Tragically & almost unbelievably, Aussie cricket legend Shane Warne has died suddenly. His last tweet (below) was a tribute to another Aussie cricket legend who’d just died, Rod Marsh. We English cricket fans held both of them in extremely high regard," Matt Bishop tweeted.