‘s ex-wife Simone Callahan has shared a heartbreaking tribute to the legendary cricketer following his tragic death last Friday.
Warne, 52, died after suffering a massive heart attack at the luxury Samujana Villas resort on the Thai holiday island of Koh Samui on Friday evening.
On Tuesday, Callahan, who was married to Warne for 10 years, posted on Instagram for the first time since his death, uploading never-before-seen photos and home movies of him spending time and playing with the couple’s three children – Brooke, Jackson and Summer.
Shane Warne ‘s ex-wife Simone Callahan has shared a heartbreaking tribute to the legendary cricketer following his tragic death last Friday.Pictured together in 2010
‘Shane’s greatest Love, Our children Brooke, Jackson & Summer. Shane was taken too soon from their young lives,’ the yoga instructor, 52, wrote in the caption.
‘Eternal love remains & will never leave. Vale Shane.’
The slideshow included photos of Shane throwing a ball around with his young children in the backyard and swimming with them in the ocean.
Callahan, who was married to Warne for 10 years, posted on Instagram for the first time since his death, uploading never-before-seen photos and home movies of him spending time and playing with the couple’s three children – Brooke, Jackson and Summer
One photo showed Warne posing in the back garden while his children played in a cubby house
Intimate family moments: A home movie taken at what looks to be a birthday party also shows Warne attempting to teach his young son how to bounce a ball using his head
Another captured the sportsman riding a rollercoaster with his kids.
A home movie taken at what looks to be a birthday party showed Warne attempting to teach his young son how to bounce a ball using his head.
The slideshow was played to Frank Sinatra’s hit song, My Way.
Another showed Warne riding a rollercoaster with his lookalike children
‘Shane’s greatest Love, Our children Brooke, Jackson & Summer.Shane was taken too soon from their young lives,’ she wrote in the caption
Callahan, a former model, was married to Warne between 1995 to 2005.
The pair briefly reconciled after their divorce, but split for good in 2010.
Warne went on to enjoy romance with British actress Elizabeth Hurley from 2010 to 2013.
In February, Warne spoke candidly about his highly-publicised divorce while commentating for Foxtel at the Australia v England Ashes test, describing that period of his life as ‘really tough’.
The slideshow was played to Frank Sinatra’s hit song, My Way
Warne was also pictured lying on a swinging lounge with all three children perched on his lap
‘Getting divorced was a difficult time in my life and for my children. And it was my fault.So I have to live with that for the rest of my life, it wasn’t easy,’ he said.
Callahan’s post comes just a day after Warne’s grieving family issued a harrowing statement about the athlete’s untimely death, describing their loss as a ‘never-ending nightmare’.
She wrote in the statement: origin youtube premium ‘Who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone the light remains.’
Warne was pictured cuddling up on the couch and swimming at the beach with his children
One image showed Warne carrying his son Jackson with a packet of cigarettes in his hand
‘The night of the 4th of March 2022 is when a never-ending nightmare began for our family, for that is the date we lost our much loved and admired son, father, brother and Uncle, Shane Keith Warne’ a tragedy we will never come to terms with,’ his parents Keith and Brigette said.
‘To find words to adequately express our sadness is an impossible task for us and looking to a future without Shane is inconceivable, hopefully the mountain of happy memories we all have will help us cope with our ongoing grief. ‘
Warne’s eldest daughter Brooke, 24, vowed to always cherish their final memories together laughing and joking around with each other.
Callahan, a former model and yoga teacher, was married to Warne between 1995 to 2005.Pictured in October 2010
Warne went on to enjoy romance with British actress Elizabeth Hurley from 2010 to 2013.Pictured in Melbourne in November 2013. Pictured together in 2013
‘We were so similar in so many ways and I always used to joke that I got your genes and about how much that annoyed me!,’ she said.
‘Well now I couldn’t be happier and prouder that I have your genes.I am lucky and will forever be so proud to call you my Dad forever. I love you to infinity and back and I will miss you forever.’
Warne’s son Jackson, 23, doesn’t think anything will fill the void left in his broken heart.
Family: Shane is survived by his three children, daughter Brooke, 24, son Jackson, 22, and daughter Summer, 21, all of whom he shares with his ex-wife of ten years Simone Callahan, 52.All pictured
It comes just a day after Warne’s grieving family issued a harrowing statement about the athlete’s untimely death, describing their loss as a ‘never-ending nightmare’.Warne’s dad Keith (far left) and mum Brigette (far right) described their son’s death as a ‘never-ending nightmare’ They’re pictured with Warne and his then- partner Liz Hurley in 2013
Brooke (pictured in London with her dad Shane) said she would always cherish their final memories together laughing and joking around
‘Sitting at the poker table, walking around the golf course, watching the Saints and eating pizza is never going to be the same,’ he said.
‘But I know all you ever wanted for me is to be happy, no matter what.You just wanted me to be happy, that’s it.
‘So that’s what I’m going to do, try and be happy. I am going to miss you so much Dad and you were truly the best father and mate anyone could’ve asked for.’
Watching his beloved St Kilda AFL team will never be the same for Jackson Warne (pictured left with his late dad)
Warne’s youngest daughter Summer, 20, described him as the best dad anyone could ask for as she recalled their time together
‘I wish I could’ve told you that everything was going to be okay and hold your hand.You are the best Dad someone could ever ask for, ‘ she said.
‘Our time was robbed. I want more holidays with you, more laughs where your smile lights up the whole room, more ‘goodnight I love you SJ, I’ll see you in the morning’, more talks about how our days were and just to feel safe when you would hug me and you would let me know how proud you are of me and how much you love me.
Warne was described as the best dad anyone could ask more by his youngest daughter Summer
‘You haven’t died Dad, you’ve just moved to a different place, and that is in our heart.
Jason Warne remembered his brother as an amazing guy who lived an amazing life.
‘The world has lost someone extremely special to them, who has made a positive influence on their lives and it is incredibly touching to see the outflow of emotion and the amazing tributes to him by friends, teammates, opponents and media,’ he said.
‘Personally, I have lost my nemesis in all sports as a child, the person who smeared Vegemite under my nose while he pinned me down giving me the typewriter, my big brother, my mate.
An autopsy report released in Thailand on Monday revealed that the cricket legend (pictured) died of natural causes
‘Life will forever have a massive hole in it.I will miss our fierce competition on the golf course, poker table and the sledging, seeing who could put the other on tilt first.’
The Australian megastar was found unconscious after suffering a heart attack inside his room at the luxury Samujana Villas resort, Koh Samui, on Friday evening.
Thai police said that Warne was one of four friends staying in the villa, and when one of the group tried to wake Warne for food at around 5pm local time today he was found to be unresponsive.
Warne’s manager Andrew Neophitou performed CPR on the cricket great for around 20 minutes to try and save his life before an ambulance arrived.
Warne was then taken to the Thai International Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Jason (pictured with his father Keith and son Sebastian on Saturday) described his older brother as an amazing guy who lived an amazing life
An autopsy conducted on Monday confirmed Warne died from ‘natural causes’, with his body then driven 600km to Bangkok where it was flown back to Australia on a commercial flight.
The family have accepted an offer from the Victorian government and Prime Minister Scott Morrison of a state funeral for Warne.
A private funeral will be held for the family ahead of the state funeral which will be attended up to 100,000 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The family also thanked the state government and MCG Trust for their decision to rename the Great Southern Stand at the ground the S.K Warne Stand in the cricket legend’s honour.
‘Everyone knows Shane was an extremely proud Victorian and Australian,’ his father Keith said.
‘Brigitte and I are most grateful for the many messages of love and support received over the past few days and thank one and all for their kind words of comfort.
Warne became a global star in 1993 by bowling out Mike Gatting with the so-called ‘Ball of the Century’ – his first ball in Ashes cricket
‘We also wish to acknowledge and thank those members of the media who are honouring our request to respect our family’s privacy and who will continue to do so.’
Royal Thai Police chief General Surachate Hakparn confirmed on Monday there was ‘no foul play’, and ‘no sign of fighting or theft’ in the cricketer’s luxury hotel room.
‘The lawyer and embassy are coordinating to take the body back to Australia,’ he added.
Warne became a global star in 1993 by bowling out Mike Gatting with the so-called ‘Ball of the Century’ – his first ball in Ashes cricket.
He went on to get 708 test wickets, tormenting teams all over the world, especially Australia’s great rival England.
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