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The sporting world is in utter shock, after the news that cricket icon Shane Warne has died at the age of 52.
The legendary Australian bowler suffered a suspected heart attack while in Thailand, his management confirmed.
A statement read: "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."
Warne was one of the greatest cricketers of all time, with a total of 708 test match wickets. He is second in the list of the all-time top test wicket takers, with only Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan ahead of him.
He played 145 times for the Australian test side and 194 times for the one day side. In club cricket, he played for Vitoria, Hampshire, the Rajasthan Royals and the Melbourne Stars.
He was one of the biggest personalities the sport has ever seen, too, and moved into commentary after his retirement in 2013.
The bowler was one of the greatest entertainers to play the gameQuinn Rooney/Getty Images
Former players and fans alike rushed to social media to pay tribute to one of the legends of the game.
Pakistan great Shoaib Akhtar wrote: “Just heard the devastating news about legendary Shane Warne passing away. No words to describe how shocked & sad i am.
“What a legend. What a man. What a cricketer.”
Gary Lineker was one of the high-profile fans to share a message too, writing: “Terribly saddened and shocked to hear the news that Shane Warne has died. The greatest spin bowler of all time. Can’t quite believe it. RIP Shane.”
Just heard the devastating news about legendary Shane Warne passing away. No words to describe how shocked & sad i am. \nWhat a legend. What a man. What a cricketer.pic.twitter.com/4C8veEBFWS
Terribly saddened and shocked to hear the news that Shane Warne has died. The greatest spin bowler of all time. Can\u2019t quite believe it. RIP Shane
— Gary Lineker \ud83d\udc99\ud83d\udc9b (@Gary Lineker \ud83d\udc99\ud83d\udc9b)
Shocking to hear the demise of Shane Warne ! He was one of the greatest wrist spinners to ever grace the game! My heartfelt condolences to his family , friends and fans from across the world! May his soul rest in peace !pic.twitter.com/B5gMVJZRGk
Extremely sad day for cricket. An all time great and a modern day legend, Shane Warne has passed away. Tweeted in the morning about passing away of Rodney Marsh, and a few hours later , the great man has passed. Prayers for the soul and condolences to his loved ones.
Genuinely can\u2019t believe the sad news about the death of Shane Warne. \n\nHe came on Breakfast just a couple of weeks ago & was as effervescent as ever.\n\nWhat a talent he was. He had a huge impact on cricket and will be sorely missed by so many.