A member of the Cricket Hall of Fame, he had poker as a great passion and passed away at the age of 52 after a suspected heart attack.
It is not today that some stars of other sports are embarked on the world of poker. Neymar is perhaps the main example of this scenario, as the PSG and Brazilian national team ace is also a cultural ambassador for PokerStars, but another online platform had already invested in a more traditional sports beast to be a representative. That’s what 888poker did in 2008 when they signed Australian cricket legend Shane Warne.
A member of the Cricket Hall of Fame, he passed away this Friday (4), at the age of 52, the victim of a suspected heart attack. Shane was in Thailand and his team briefly reported the death: “Shane was found unconscious in his village and despite the best efforts of the medical team, he could not be revived. The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course.”
In January 2008, 888poker announced the hiring of Shane Warne as part of the platform’s team of ambassadors. His contract with the site lasted until the beginning of 2015 ed and according to The Hendon Mob, he racked up $161,325 in rewards on the live circuit. There were 18 tournaments where he made it into the money, with third place in the High Stakes Victorian Poker Championship in 2010 being the biggest.
Shane’s legacy in poker continues with the presence of his son, Jackson Warne, still playing in some mind sports events. The heir to the cricket legend boasts $12,670 in career earnings, the last bounty earned at the APT Brisbane festival. On social media, names like professional Tony G mourned the loss of the former 888poker ambassador.
The last tweet He came just 12 hours before his death was confirmed, paying tribute to Australian cricket icon Road March He died after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke at age 74.
Shane Warne, the Australian cricket legend will leave for his journey in eternal peace soon, no updates have been received regarding his funeral.