Autopsy confirms Warne died of natural causes

"I miss you so much already," said daughter Summer Warne. "I wish I could've hugged you tighter in what I didn't know were my final moments with you."

Autopsy confirms Warne died of natural causes

Legendary spinner Shane Warne died of natural causes, Thai police said citing autopsy report.

Australian leg spinner died on the Thai holiday island of Koh Samui on Friday. He was found unresponsive at a villa. Thai police stated that a 52-year old spinner suffered a massive heart attack. His autopsy report confirmed that he died of natural causes.

"Investigators received an autopsy report today in which a forensic doctor concludes the death was due to natural causes," Krissana Pattanacharoen, deputy national police spokesman, said in a statement.

He said Warne's family had been informed of the result and accepted it.

"Investigators will conclude the autopsy reports and send them to state prosecutor as soon as possible," Krissana stated.

Surachate Hakparn, the assistant to the national police chief, said investigators had found no signs of violence at the villa where Warne was found.

"His father said he (Warne) had been suffering chest pains and was planning to return home for a check-up after this trip," Surachate told reporters in Koh Samui.

Soon after he was found unresponsive he has taken to  Thai International Hospital Samui but despite medical efforts, he could not be revived.

Officials said his body will now be transported to Bangkok to be handed over to diplomats for repatriation to Australia, where he is to be honoured with a state funeral.

In their first public comments since the death on Friday, Warne's parents, brother, children and ex-wife expressed deep sorrow, paying tribute to one of the greatest Test cricketers of all time and the man they loved.

"I love you so much. I don't think anything is ever going to fill the void you have left in my heart,"  Warne’s son Jackson Warne paid tribute to his father.

"You were truly the best father and mate anyone could've asked for. I love you so much Dad, see you soon.", he stated.