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Thai Autopsy Says Cricket Star Warne Died of Natural Causes

In this photo released by the Royal Thai Police, Assistant National Police Chief General Surachate Hakparn, right, talks with Australia's Ambassador to Thailand Allan McKinnon during a press conference at the Bo Phut police station on Koh Samui island, southern Thailand, Monday, March 7, 2022. Police in Thailand said Monday that an autopsy conducted on the body of Australian cricket star Shane Warne has concluded and he died last Friday of natural causes. (Royal Thai Police via AP)
In this photo released by the Royal Thai Police, Assistant National Police Chief General Surachate Hakparn, right, talks with Australia's Ambassador to Thailand Allan McKinnon during a press conference at the Bo Phut police station on Koh Samui island, southern Thailand, Monday, March 7, 2022. Police in Thailand said Monday that an autopsy conducted on the body of Australian cricket star Shane Warne has concluded and he died last Friday of natural causes. (Royal Thai Police via AP)
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Bangkok (AP) -- Police in Thailand said Monday that an autopsy conducted on the body of Australian cricket star Shane Warne has concluded that he died of natural causes, ruling out foul play.

A police statement said the opinion issued by the doctor who carried out the autopsy has been conveyed to Warne’s family and the Australian Embassy. It said the family did not have any doubt that the 52-year-old cricketer, widely considered one of the sport's greatest spin bowlers, died of natural causes.