Guwahatu, March 4: Former Australian cricketer and spin bowling legend Shane Warne has died at the age of 52 years, due to a "suspected heart attack" according to a statement issued by his management company on Friday.
Warne is considered one of the greatest ever bowlers.
A Fox Sports report stated that Warne's management released a brief statement that he passed away in Koh Samui, Thailand, of a suspected heart attack.
"Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived," read a part of the statement.
"The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course," the report quoted from the statement.
Warne was the second highest wicket taker in the history of Test cricket, behind Muttiah Muralitharan, with 708 scalps to his name.
Warne played 194 One Day Internationals for Australia in which he scalped 293 wickets. The right-hander was also handy with the bat as he scored 3,154 runs in his Test career. He amassed 1,018 runs in the 50-overs format.
The leg-spinner took a total of 1001 wickets and was the first-ever bowler to scale the peak of 1,000 international wickets.
Warne, who made his Test debut against India at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground, was named as one of Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Century for his unparalleled achievements in a 15-year career between 1992 and 2007.
In 2013, he was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.
He helped Australia win the World Cup in 1999 and took more wickets than any other bowler in Ashes cricket, the tally standing at 195.
After retiring from international cricket, Warne added to his legend by doubling up as captain and coach of IPL team Rajasthan Royals' remarkable title triumph in the event's inaugural edition.
A flamboyant personality both on and off the field, Warne also found success as a commentator and was considered among the sharpest analysts of the game.