Singing superstar Ed Sheeran has paid tribute to legendary Australian cricketer Shane Warne who sadly passed away today at the age of just 52
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Ed Sheeran says he is “absolutely disappointed” his “amazing friend” Shane Warne has died aged 52.
News of the Australian cricket legend’s death broke today as it was reported that Shane had died of a suspected heart attack.
Shape of You star Ed, 31, said he spoke to the sports star just this week to celebrate the anniversary of music mogul Michael Gudinski, who died in March last year.
Captioning a photo of Shane and Michael together, Ed wrote on Instagram: “The world keeps taking away incredible people.
“I spoke to Shane this week on the anniversary of Michael’s death and said we would both raise a glass of 707 in his honor and now this news is coming out.
© Ed Sheeran/Instagram)
“Shane was the kindest heart and always went above and beyond to make people feel welcome and special. Such a gentleman.
“He gave so many hours and years of his life to bring joy to others and he was such a great friend to me. I fucking miss you buddy. Absolutely gutted.”
Ed met Shane after the singer attended a Kylie Minogue performance in 2014.
Speaking on Australian TV show The Project, Ed previously revealed: “I have three phones and he [Shane] text all three.’
“We were dating, we went to the Kylie gig and then ended up with Shane Warne.”
The pair also posed together for a photo the same year they met, which Ed captioned on his Instagram, “Trying to perfect my spin bowling technique.”
Â© Â© Shane Warne/Instagram)
When asked about his friendship with the sports star, the singer said, “I really like him, he’s a hero.”
It’s been a rough few weeks for the award-winning star, who also lost boyfriend Jamal Edwards last month.
The 31-year-old founder of online urban music platform SBTV, which helped artists like Ed and Jessie J find their way to fame, died on February 22.
The Shivers singer, who has since become one of the best-selling musicians in the world, shared a photo of himself and Jamal, son of Loose Women’s Brenda Edwards, with an emotional message.
He wrote: “Jamal is my brother. His light shone so bright.
“He only used it to enlighten others and never asked for anything in return.
“A star’s light shines millions of years after it’s gone, and its light will continue to illuminate every dark moment, we are all witnesses to its power.
“I wouldn’t be here without him, professionally and personally.
“There will never be anything that comes close to it, but I am so grateful to have existed in its orbit. My brother, come on.”
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/ed-sheeran-absolutely-gutted-amazing-26391058 Ed Sheeran reveals he only spoke to Shane Warne about a mutual friend who died days ago