- Thai police said on Sunday that they found blood on the floor and bath towels in the room where Warne was staying.
- According to the report, Australian authorities have arrived in Thailand and are attempting to repatriate his body.
- Warne and his friends were said to have travelled to the popular Thai island of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand.
Fresh details have emerged regarding the death of former Australian player Shane Warne. In a new development, Thailand police have disclosed that Warne visited doctors for a heart condition before his death, and more importantly, he was found bleeding, CPR was started. On Friday, while on a trip to Thailand, a Cricket Australia legend died unexpectedly at the age of 52.
Warne is said to have died of a massive heart attack while on vacation with his close buddy Andrew Neophitou in Thailand. The medical staff who had rushed to his aid had confirmed his death. The Australian newspaper Herald Sun has now reported Thailand Police authorities, who have revealed fresh facts concerning Warne’s death, including his health condition.
According to new details released by Thai police and cited by the media, Shane Warne was suffering from chest pains prior to his death from a suspected heart attack. Later that day, Thai police verified that Warne’s family had informed them that the former leg spinner had a history of asthma and heart disease. Following this, the police stated that there was blood in the villa where the cricketer-turned-commentator was found dead.
However, Thai Police Chief Yutthana Sirisombat stated on Sunday that preliminary investigations had shown no evidence of foul play in Warne’s death. He also stated that an autopsy is still expected to be done in Thailand since Warne’s body was brought to the Thai mainland on Sunday from the resort island of Koh Samui. According to police, the blood came as a result of a desperate attempt to save Warne’s life.
“Earlier on Saturday, Australia’s ambassador to Thailand, Allan McKinnon said that he met twice with Thai Police regarding the matter and was looking to arrange returning the body to Australia. Warne’s family has requested a quick return of his body to Australia from Thailand. Warne’s family was offered a state funeral following his death.”
Prior to his death, Shane Warne paid tribute to Australia cricket star Rod Marsh, who died of a heart attack. While speaking on Fox Cricket’s Shane Warne tribute special show, James Erskine shared the final moments he spent with the former cricketer. While giving the specifics, he stated, “At 10.37 p.m. last night, I received a phone call from Andrew Neophitou, our guy in Melbourne who was actually with Shane in Thailand. Shane had sort of decided to take three months off and, in fact, he wanted a year off, but I told him, ‘there’s no way you can take a year off, they’d have forgotten you by a year,’ so he opted to take three months off.”