Shane Warne pictured for last time as Thai police reveal tragic final photo

Shane Warne pictured in his Thai villa moments before his death
Shane Warne pictured in his Thai villa moments before his death

The cricketing legend was shown walking through his villa in Thailand carrying clothes

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A photograph of cricketing legend Shane Warne that shows him hours before his death has been published by police.

The CCTV images picture Warne walking through his villa in Thailand, casually dressed carrying clothes after having met his tailor.

A few hours after the footage was captured, Warne, 52, was found on his bed having died of a suspected heart attack.

Over the span of his career, Warne amassed 708 wickets in his 145 Tests, ranking him second behind only fellow spinner Muttiah Muralitharan in the all-time list of leading Test wicket-takers.

Warne’s family released a statement following his death: "To find words to adequately express our sadness is an impossible task for us and looking to a future without Shane is inconceivable, hopefully the mountain of happy memories we all have will help us cope with our ongoing grief."

In the picture, Warne was walking back from having met his tailor, Parsuram Panday.

Mr Panday told The Sun: "I love cricket and Shane Warne was a hero of mine. It was a great privilege to make his suits.

"He was due to collect his clothes on Saturday or Sunday so when I saw the news that he had died, I was shocked. I was devastated.

"I couldn’t believe that I was speaking with him just a few hours earlier. When he came into the shop he was so happy, strong and full of life and energy.

"He was buzzing with excitement. He said he was ready for a break because it had been a busy summer in Australia. He was looking forward to going out to the bars."

Following the news of his passing, tributes poured in from celebrities and sporting stars.

Match of the Day host, Gary Lineker, tweeted: "Terribly saddened and shocked to hear the news that Shane Warne has died. The greatest spin bowler of all time. Can’t quite believe it. RIP Shane."

Rohit Gurunath Sharma, captain of the Indian national team said: "I’m truly lost for words here, this is extremely sad. An absolute legend and champion of our game has left us. RIP Shane Warne….still can’t believe it."

Ben Stokes current vice-captain of the England Test team also reacted to the news: "Legend. Was an honour to know you and work with you This man is a LEGEND."