The cricket world has been in mourning for the last week as one of the greatest players to have ever graced the game had an untimely death. Shane Warne, the Aussie cricketing great passed away on March 04 in Thailand while on vacation.
The medical report shows that Warne suffered a massive heart attack while he was 10 days into his ‘Operation Shred’ program where he was looking to get into top shape. Warne will be put to rest on March 30 at his beloved Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Victoria where he will be given a state funeral. Warne is a former ambassador for 888poker.
Did COVID-19 speed Up Warne’s Death?
There were a lot of speculations initially over Warne’s untimely death. Initial suspicions alleged there could have been foul play at work but the investigation showed that Warne died of natural causes after suffering a massive heart attack.
Medical professionals are now suggesting that COVID-19 might have played a role in speeding up Warne’s death. Warne contracted COVID-19 for the first time when he was in the UK in August 2021. A few months later he once again tested positive for the coronavirus but recovered quickly and put it behind him.
Pro-Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences at Murdoch University, Professor Jeremy Nicholson has said that individuals who have underlying heart problems can be more susceptible to a heart attack once they contract COVID. There is an alleged 72 percent increase in suffering a heart failure once you test positive for COVID.
Warne is reported to have contacted medical personnel in Thailand before his death complaining of chest pain. Did COVID-19 play a role in speeding up the death of the great Shane Warne? The research suggests that it could very well have been a cause for his untimely passing.
Warne Will Be Put To Rest On March 30
Australia will take its time to put one of its favorites sons to rest as Warne will be given a state funeral on March 30. Warne loved his home state of Victoria and stole the show at the MCG on many a day/night. He will steal the show one more time at the MCG on March 30 when Victoria gives him a state funeral and says goodbye for the final time.
The cricketing world continues to mourn Shane Warne and a number of poker players have also paid tribute to the former 888poker ambassador. A number of top celebrities are expected to be in attendance for Warne’s funeral on March 30. Some of the big names that will be in attendance include R&B superstar Ed Sheeran and Chris Martin from Coldplay.
Warne is expected to have a private funeral either in the coming week or the week after as family and close friends say their goodbyes.
Tributes Pour In for Warne
Shortly after news broke of Warne’s untimely death, tributes have poured in for the legendary athlete. 888poker posted a photo of Warne on Twitter with a caption saying he will be remembered for his energy, passion, and inspiring presence to get things done. Warne had worn the 888poker patch for seven long years, from January 2008 to January 2015.
Tony G also took to Twitter to say he was shocked about the news of Warne’s sudden death. The poker-playing businessman described Warne as a “sporting legend of the century” who raised the profile of poker worldwide.
World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner Joe Hachem, American poker pro Jay Farber and the World Poker Tour (WPT), among others, also offered their condolences to Warne’s family, friends, and colleagues.