Shane Warne had been on a “ridiculous” 14-day diet before his tragic death and his manager James Erskine said he had been told the Australian legend was complaining of chest pains and sweating
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Shane Warne had complained of “chest pain and sweating” after undergoing a “ridiculous” 14-day diet before his tragic death.
Warne’s longtime manager James Erskine on Friday revealed new details about the build-up to the Australian legend’s suspected heart attack in Thailand.
Friends and medics tried to resuscitate Warne at the villa where he was vacationing, but he was pronounced dead at just 52 years old.
Erskine said Warne’s family was “devastated” by the news and that his three children were “completely shocked”.
“He’s been on these ridiculous diets and he just finished one where he was basically just liquid for 14 days and he’s done that three or four times,” he said.
“It was a bit all or nothing. It was either white buns with butter and lasagne filled in the middle, or he had black and green juices.
“He’s obviously smoked most of his life. I do not know; I think it was just a massive heart attack. That’s what I think happened.”
Just days before his sudden death, Warne had posted an old picture Instagram of himself in peak physical condition and stated he was striving to get back in shape.
He added: “Operation Shred has started (10 days later) and the aim is to be back to that form of a few years ago by July!
Erskine lifted the lid on Warne’s family struggles to come to terms with the news.
“I think the three children are in shock,” he added. “I spoke to them yesterday and again and Jackson just said, ‘We’re expecting him to come in the door. It’s like a bad dream.
“I spoke to Simone [Warne’s ex-wife] who was really upset and obviously Keith, Shane’s father is a pretty strong person but like everyone else he’s just devastated.
“You can’t believe what happened. I think that’s what happens when you have a sudden death that you’re not expecting.
“One minute the kids are talking to him every day, the next minute they can’t talk to him and they start thinking, ‘He’s not going to be there on my 21st, he’s not going to walk me down the aisle.’
“These things go through your mind. They really have it a lot harder than everyone else.”
Paramedic Anuch Han-Iam, who worked to revive Warne following the efforts of pal Andrew Neophitou, executive producer of the recently released Amazon Prime film Shane announced more details on the battle for cricket greatness.
He said The sun: “They were desperate. I think someone cried. Really stressed and panicked. “They kept trying to wake him up … I heard someone say, ‘Come on Shane, come on.’
“I gave my best for him and gave all my energy. I’m so sorry I couldn’t help him.”
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed Warne will receive a state funeral.
Warne’s body arrived in the Thai city of Surat Thani on Sunday for an autopsy. According to police, there is no evidence that his death was the result of anything other than a heart attack.
Yutthana Srisombat, Superintendent of Police in Bo Phut, said: “Based on the evidence, we see no other possible cause of death.
“His friends also said he has had chest pains since he was in Australia, but we still need an autopsy result to find out the real cause of death.”
Warne had visited a tailor earlier Friday to have a suit made and had ordered two local masseuses to visit the villa where he was staying.
Srisombat added: “It was just a massage. He didn’t die because of the massage. He was not well.”
Warne’s traveling companions were questioned by police for information.
Neophitou said: “We really just want to bring Shane home. That’s all we want to do.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/cricket/shane-warne-death-heart-attack-26398273 Shane Warne 'complained of chest pains' after 'ridiculous' 14-day diet before tragic death