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Warne died of ‘natural causes’

KOH SAMUI (AFP) – Cricket superstar Shane Warne died of natural causes, Thai police said yesterday, as his family lamented a “tragedy we will never come to terms with”.

The legendary Australian leg-spinner died on the Thai holiday island of Koh Samui on Friday after being found unresponsive at a luxury villa.

Initial reports suggested the 52-year-old suffered a heart attack and autopsy results yesterday confirmed he died of natural causes.

“Investigators received an autopsy report today in which a forensic doctor concludes the death was due to natural causes,” deputy national police spokesman Krissana Pattanacharoen said in a statement.

He said Warne’s family had been informed of the result and accepted it.

“Investigators will conclude the autopsy reports and send them to state prosecutor as soon as possible,” Krissana added.

Assistant to the national police chief Surachate Hakparn said investigators had found no signs of violence at the villa where Warne was found.


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