Thai autopsy shows Shane Warne died of natural causes


KOH SAMUI: An necropsy showed the death last week of Australian justice great Shane Warne on an islet in Thailand was due to natural causes, the Thai police said on Monday.

Warne’s family had accepted the finding and his body would be transferred to Australian consular officers for return to the family, a deputy police spokesperson said.

“ Moment investigators entered the necropsy result, in which the medical opinion is that the cause of death is natural,” Kissana Phathanacharoen said in a statement. “ Investigators will epitomize the necropsy result for prosecutors within the timeframe of the law.”

Warne’s body would be flown to Australia on Tues­day, Police Lieutenant General Surachate Hak­parn told a news conference.

The elderly police functionary ruled out any foul play and said Advised failed due to a suspected heart attack.

The necropsy report showed Warne failed of a “ natural complaint”, Son­gyot Chayaninporamet, dep­uty director of Samui Hospital, told a news conference.

“ There’s no Covid-19 infec­tion and no sign of assault or murder,” Songyot added.

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Allan McKinnon, Aus­tralia’s minister to Thailand, who has been on Koh Samui since the day after Warne’s death, thanked authorities for their professionalism.

“ It was veritably important that this whole case be conducted veritably easily,” he said.

Warne’s family released a statement on Monday saying the day of his death was for them the morning of a noway- ending agony.

“ Looking to a future without Shane is implausible, hopefully the mountain of happy recollections we all have will help us manage with our ongoing grief,” his father and mama, Keith and Brigitte, wrote.

They said the family has accepted the offer of a state burial and is thankful that a section of the Melbourne Cricket Ground will be renamed theS.K. Warne Stand in honour of their son.

“ As everyone knows, Shane was an extremely proud Puritanical and Australian,” they said.

Warne’s son, Jackson, wrote “ I do n’t suppose anything is ever going to fill the void you have left in my heart. You were truly the stylish father and copulate anyone could ’ve asked for.”

Over the weekend suckers paid homage to Warne at the Melbourne Cricket Ground — including immolations of cigarettes, beer and meat pies — to remember an extraordinary cricketing gift with a huge appetite for life.

Credited with reviving the art of leg- spin, Warne was part of a dominant Australian Test platoon in the 1990s and 2000s and helped his country win the 1999 limited-overs World Cup.

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