/ 31 March 2022

Farewell Warnie

Image source: Getty
Image source: Getty

More than a billion people around the world – including tens of thousands who poured into the Melbourne Cricket Ground – have remembered the extraordinary life of Aussie cricket legend Shane Warne. He died suddenly on holiday in Thailand last month, aged just 52. Elton John appeared via satellite and performed his hit song ‘Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me’ in Warne’s honour, alongside tributes from other celebrities. Warne’s old sporting foes like West Indies star Brian Lara were part of the memorial, as well as older Aussie cricketers like Merv Hughes who described him as a “dead-set bogan”. Warne’s 3 kids Jackson, Summer and Brooke remembered a fun-loving Dad, and his father Keith said the day of his death was “the darkest in our family’s life.” Warne was widely considered one of the world’s best-ever bowlers, who played 145 Test matches for Australia and remains the most prolific wicket taker. He was also remembered for his work off the field, raising $4 million for victims of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami.

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