Cricketer Shane Warne Died Of Natural Causes, According To An Autopsy By Thai Authorities

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The Thai police have concluded that Australian cricket star Shane Warne died of natural causes following an autopsy conducted on his body.

The opinion issued by the doctor who conducted the autopsy has been passed to Shane Warne’s family and the Australian Embassy, according to a statement released by deputy national police spokesperson Kissana Pathanacharoen. The family said there was no doubt the 52-year-old cricketer died from natural causes. He had been widely regarded as one of the greatest spin bowlers of all time.

The statement, released ahead of a police press conference, did not specify Warne’s death cause; preliminary assessments from Thai officials suggested he died of a heart attack.

The body of Warne was transferred to the Thai mainland Sunday for an official autopsy at a state hospital after he was found unresponsive in his hotel room on the Thai resort island of Koh Samui. The police would complete the autopsy report and submit it to the prosecutor’s office as soon as possible, a procedure usually followed when an unexpected death occurs.

The date when Warne’s body would be returned to Australia was not immediately known.

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