Shane Warne: The Time Of My Life Among Music Played At Private Funeral For Cricketer Star In Melbourne | News from around the world – News 24
A private funeral was held for Australian cricketing legend Shane Warne in his hometown of Melbourne.
Former England skipper Michael Vaughan was among around 80 family and friends attending the service at St Kilda Football Club.
Retired Australian Test captains Mark Taylor, Allan Border and Michael Clarke also attended, as did longtime Warne teammates Mark Waugh and Ian Healy.
Bowling greats Merv Hughes and Glenn McGrath also paid their respects, with guests asked to wear St Kilda sashes.
A pair of these sashes were draped over the spinner’s coffin as he was led around the club oval on songs including The Time Of My Life, by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, and Fix You by Coldplay .
Warne died earlier this month aged 52 while vacationing on the Thai island of Koh Samui.
Thai police later confirmed that he had death from natural causes.
A charter plane carrying his body landed in Melbourne last week after an eight-hour flight from Thailand.
Warne was widely credited with revitalizing the art of leg bowling after an era dominated by fast bowlers.
He became the first player in over 90 years to score a hat-trick for the Ashes against England in Melbourne in 1994.
A state memorial service will be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), which seats 100,000 people, on Wednesday March 30.