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The late leg spinner died from a suspected heart attack while holidaying with friends on the Thai island of Koh Samui on March 4.
Australian boxing champion Jeff Fenech, who was Warne’s close friend, said he has been speaking with his son Jackson and was touched by his resilience.
‘To hear him talk, the maturity of him and the way he spoke, he told me he was now going to look after their family, just as his dad would have.
‘He has taken the reins of that family and what a beautiful young person he is.’
Shane Warne’s (right) son Jackson Warne (left) shared a series of old family photos and funny videos as tribute to his father
Jackson shared several photos of growing up with late father Shane Warne in a touching tribute
Fenech told the Herald Sun that he, and many others, were ‘blessed’ to have Warne in their lives.
Fenech met Warne when the cricketer invited him to a poker game at Crown in the days leading up to Fenech’s fight in 2008.
He told Warne he couldn’t play as he was preparing for a fight against Azumah Nelson.
‘Warnie fired back saying ‘you won’t stand a chance’ and will be knocked out of the poker tournament within minutes.’
He ended up playing poker with the group until 3am – winning the tournament.
The pair remained friends ever since.
Family friend Jeff Fenech said Jackson is a ‘beautiful young person’ and is now going to look after their family just as his dad would have’
Jackson Warne shared photos of growing up with late father Shane Warne in a touching tribute
Shane Warne (left) pictured with young son Jackson (right) in a tribute of old family photos
Several of Shane Warne’s close friends have said the famous cricketer was a family-man as son, Jackson, shares old family photos
Jackson posted a touching tribute to his dad on Saturday where he shared photos of growing up with the sports star.
‘Memories of dad. Thank you everyone for the overwhelming amount of support, messages and love,’ he wrote.
In an earlier message, Jackson wrote how is father was his ‘best friend’ and would be missed.
‘To my brother, my best friend, to my Dad, I love you so much,’ he said.
Jackson Warne wrote how is father was his ‘best friend’ and shared touching family photos
‘I don’t think anything is ever going to fill the void you have left in my heart.
‘Sitting at the poker table, walking around the golf course, watching the Saints and eating pizza is never going to be the same but I know all you ever wanted for me is to be happy, no matter what.
‘So, that’s what I’m going to do, try and be happy. Every day you told me how proud you were of me and I promise to try and keep making you proud.
Family friend, Jeff Fenech, said Jackson is looking after the Warne family as his father would have
Jackson Warne shared a series of old family photos in a tribute to his late father Shane Warne
‘I am going to miss you so much Dad, I wish I could look you in the eyes one more time and give you one more hug.
‘You were truly the best father and best mate anyone could’ve asked for. I love you so much Dad, see you soon.’
Warne’s daughter Brooke also shared a tribute and old family photo.
‘Dad my heart is broken. This doesn’t feel real and doesn’t make sense that you are not here with us anymore, it doesn’t feel right,’ she wrote.
Warne’s daughter Brooke shared a tribute and old family photo to her father, writing ‘you were taken away too soon and life is so cruel’
‘You were taken away too soon and life is so cruel, I will forever cherish our final memories together laughing and joking around with each other.
‘We were happy. We were so similar in so many ways and I always used to joke that I got your genes and I used to joke about how much that annoyed me!
‘Well now I couldn’t be happier and prouder that I have your genes and I was lucky and will forever be, so proud to call you my dad.
Warne was a poker-lover through and through shown in an old family photo shared by son, Jackson
Shane Warne’s daughter, Brooke, wrote she ‘was lucky and will forever be, so proud to call you my dad’
‘I love you to infinity and back and I will miss you forever.’
World Poker Tour anchor Lynn Gilmartin also shared a tribute to Warne, who was a famous poker lover.
She wrote that Warne was her first ever TV interview subject in 2007 and how his ‘supportive and generous’ nature would be missed.
‘Poker with Shane Warne in a nutshell…There was never a dull moment with Warnie around,’ she said.
Jackson Warne shared family photos after his father was found unresponsive in his room at the luxury Samujana Villa resort in Koh Samui on March 4
Jackson drove his mother and two sisters home from Essendon Airport in his dad’s Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon on Thursday after Warne’s body arrived back in Australia following his autopsy in Thailand.
The cricket legend was found unresponsive in his room at the luxury Samujana Villa resort in Koh Samui.
The autopsy revealed Warne had suffered a fatal heart attack.
Early photos of the initial investigation into Warne’s death showed blood splatters around his bed but local police have since clarified the blood was due to lengthy and desperate CPR efforts.
Shane Warne’s (right) son Jackson (right) wrote in a tribute to his father ‘every day you told me how proud you were of me and I promise to try and keep making you proud’ and shared photos of their close relationship
Jackson Warne shared several old family photos of growing up with late father Shane Warne
Anuch Han-Iam was one of the first paramedics to arrive at the scene and said Warne’s friends were frantic and shouted ‘come on, Shane’ when he took over CPR from them.
‘They were trying to bring him back to life… they were desperate. I think one was crying. Really stressed and panicked,’ he said earlier this week.
The spin bowler’s final day included receiving a massage from two local masseuses at his villa and ordering a new tailored suit, according to Koh Samui police.
Source: Daily Mail