'I have an amazing last memory of me and Shane Warne' - Ed Sheeran recalls how he learned about spin legend's shocking demise

Shane Warne was found dead at his hotel room in Thailand on March 4

Ed Sheeran and Shane Warne
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Ed Sheeran and Shane Warne. (Photo source: Twitter)

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Australian spin legend Shane Warne passed away on March 4 due to a suspected heart attack aged 52. He was found dead in his hotel room in Thailand. Tributes poured in for veteran spinner from all corners of the world from the fans as well as the members of the cricketing fraternity. Lately, music icon Ed Sheeran has revealed how he had first learned about Warne’s shocking demise.

Ed Sheeran said that he was leaving from a court in London after fighting a copyright infringement case against the songwriters Sami Chokri and Ross O’Donoghue who had accused him of copying portions of his 2017 hit album ‘Shape of You’ and that is when he learned from a photographer that Shane Warne was no more.

I haven’t been able to process or grieve anything: Ed Sheeran

‘I came out of court on the first day to a paparazzi saying “Hey what do you think of your friend Shane dying?”,’ said Ed Sheeran while speaking on Carrie & Tommy radio show as quoted by The Daily Mail Online.

“It’s just a very very weird time. I haven’t been able to process or grieve anything… It’s really really sad. I love Shane and I have an amazing last memory of me and him [at a Coldplay gig together],” the British singer said.

Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that the late leggie will be given a public farewell at his home stadium i.e. he Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on March 30, with 50,000 free tickets available in a public ballot. The Australian had thrown in his hat to become the coach of the England men’s team just days before his untimely demise.

In fact, the spin legend would have coached London Spirit’s men’s team in the upcoming the Hundred 2022. He was named the coach of the franchise during the inaugural edition in 2021. Unfortunately, the 1999 World Cup winner ended up missing a major part of the competition after being tested positive for COVID-19.