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Body of cricket great Shane Warne arrives in Australia ahead of state funeral

Great CRICKET Shane Warne’s body was returned to Australia yesterday.

Family including ex-wife Simone waited at Essendon Airport in Melbourne to catch a private jet from Thailand, with his coffin covered in the Australian flag.

Shane Warne's coffin was loaded into the car to the airport and took a flight back to Australia

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Shane Warne’s coffin was loaded into the car to the airport and took a flight back to AustraliaCredit: AFP
Shane's ex-wife Simone and family members wait at Melbourne airport to receive the icon's coffin

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Shane’s ex-wife Simone and family members wait at Melbourne airport to receive the icon’s coffinCredit: EPA
The star will be honored at a state funeral

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The star will be honored at a state funeralCredit: Getty

Shane, 52, died of a suspected heart attack a week ago.

His body came from Thailand, where he died suddenly a week ago from a suspected heart attack in his luxury villa.

The sports icon’s death has shocked the world and Australia is now preparing to bid their famous hero farewell with a state funeral, with 100,000 mourners expected to arrive at the stadium. Warne’s beloved Melbourne Cricket Ground.

His parents, children and ex-wife Simone Callahan were all seen waiting in the airport hangar.

Shane Warne's haunting final photo while walking through a villa in Thailand hours before her death
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Warne’s personal assistant, Helen Nolan, was clearly annoyed when she joined others near the star.

The star’s coffin was covered with an Australian flag and his mother was seen clutching a white rose as a white van carrying the cricket hero’s body left the airport on his final journey home. older brother.

Outside a small group of fans also gathered to pay their respects.

Thai authorities cleared his body to take home after an autopsy report showed Warne died of natural causes.

Hours before her father’s body arrived in Oz, Warne’s eldest daughter Brooke, 24, posted a heartbreaking tribute to him.

“Daddy my heart is broken, this doesn’t feel real and doesn’t make sense that you’re not here with us anymore, it doesn’t feel right, you were taken away too soon and life is cruel.” , she wrote along with a photo of the pair.

Her brother Jackson, 23, has also shared a series of photos and videos with his dad.

He wrote, “Thank you everyone for the overwhelming support, messages and love.”

Shane Warne attractive a wicket in a test match against England at Lords in 2005

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Shane Warne attractive a wicket in a test match against England at Lords in 2005Credit: AP

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