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Cricket legend Shane Warne passes away

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 26, 2016 Australian former international cricketer Shane Warne poses upon arriving on the red carpet for the European premiere of the film Deepwater Horizon in London. Australia's spin legend Shane Warne has been re-united with his Indian Premier League side Rajasthan Royals as mentor for the 11th edition of the Twenty20 tournament, said a club release. Warne, who led the Royals to a famous win in the inaugural IPL edition in 2008, joins the side on its return in the eight-team event after a two-year illegal gambling ban. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS

SHANE Warne, one of Australia’s greatest Test cricketers, has died of a suspected heart attack at the age of 52.

Warne, who was named as one of Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Century, claimed 708 Test wickets in a 15-year career between 1992 and 2007, and was also a World Cup winner with Australia in 1999.

According to a brief statement given to Fox News by Warne’s management, he passed away in Thailand of a suspected heart attack.

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

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