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Some of Australia’s most famous faces lead the celebrity arrivals at Shane Warne‘s state memorial at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday evening. 

Dannii Minogue, Andy Lee, Molly Meldrum and Michael Clarke joined over 50,000 fans, ex-teammates, friends and family members to celebrate the life of the cricket icon and bid a final farewell to the spin bowler following his death at age 52 in Thailand on March 4. 

Australian music legend Meldrum, 79, was assisted by a female friend and a walking stick as he made his way onto the cricket field to take his seat ahead of the ceremony.

Some of Australia's most famous faces lead the celebrity arrivals at Shane Warne 's state memorial at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday evening. Pictured Molly Meldrum

Some of Australia's most famous faces lead the celebrity arrivals at Shane Warne 's state memorial at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday evening. Pictured Molly Meldrum

Some of Australia’s most famous faces lead the celebrity arrivals at Shane Warne ‘s state memorial at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday evening. Pictured Molly Meldrum  

Meldrum, 79, was assisted by a female friend and a walking stick as he made his way onto the cricket field to take his seat ahead of the ceremony.

Meldrum, 79, was assisted by a female friend and a walking stick as he made his way onto the cricket field to take his seat ahead of the ceremony.

Meldrum, 79, was assisted by a female friend and a walking stick as he made his way onto the cricket field to take his seat ahead of the ceremony. 

He made sure to look his best as he arrived in a suit, green tie and green rimmed hat.

Dannii Minogue, who Warney had nicknamed ‘disco’, looked close to tears as she sat in the crowd at the star-studded ceremony.

She wrapped up in a black trench coat for the service and tied her hair in a low-down ponytail. 

Dannii Minogue, who Warnie had nicknamed 'disco', looked close to tears as she sat in the crowd at the star-studded ceremony

Dannii Minogue, who Warnie had nicknamed 'disco', looked close to tears as she sat in the crowd at the star-studded ceremony

Dannii Minogue, who Warnie had nicknamed ‘disco’, looked close to tears as she sat in the crowd at the star-studded ceremony 

She wrapped up in a black trench coat for the service and tied her hair in a low-down ponytail

She wrapped up in a black trench coat for the service and tied her hair in a low-down ponytail

She wrapped up in a black trench coat for the service and tied her hair in a low-down ponytail 

Meanwhile, comedian Andy Lee arrived with his longtime partner Rebecca Harding.

Andy wore a black suit and tie, while Bec dressed in a smart black dress and matching handbag. 

Warne’s close pal, AFL star Brendan Fevola, looked heartbroken as he turned up to say goodbye to his best mate.

Meanwhile, comedian Andy Lee arrived with his longtime partner Rebecca Harding at the service

Meanwhile, comedian Andy Lee arrived with his longtime partner Rebecca Harding at the service

Meanwhile, comedian Andy Lee arrived with his longtime partner Rebecca Harding at the service 

Andy smiled as he remembered the life of the cricketing legend

Andy smiled as he remembered the life of the cricketing legend

Andy smiled as he remembered the life of the cricketing legend

Warne's close pal, AFL star Brendan Fevola, looked heartbroken as he turned up to say goodbye to his best mate

Warne's close pal, AFL star Brendan Fevola, looked heartbroken as he turned up to say goodbye to his best mate

Warne’s close pal, AFL star Brendan Fevola, looked heartbroken as he turned up to say goodbye to his best mate 

He was supported by his wife Alex, who also dressed in black

He was supported by his wife Alex, who also dressed in black

He was supported by his wife Alex, who also dressed in black

He wore a smart black suit and open shirt, just hours after holding a poker game in honour of his late pal.  

He was supported by his wife Alex, who also dressed in black.  

Shane’s teammate and close friend Michael Clarke also arrived to say goodbye to his best mate at the memorial. 

Shane's teammate and close friend Michael Clarke also arrived to say goodbye to his best mate at the memorial

Shane's teammate and close friend Michael Clarke also arrived to say goodbye to his best mate at the memorial

Shane’s teammate and close friend Michael Clarke also arrived to say goodbye to his best mate at the memorial 

Goodbye: The cricketer, who has been friends with Warne for years, dressed in a black suit and tie as he arrived with friends to say goodbye

Goodbye: The cricketer, who has been friends with Warne for years, dressed in a black suit and tie as he arrived with friends to say goodbye

Goodbye: The cricketer, who has been friends with Warne for years, dressed in a black suit and tie as he arrived with friends to say goodbye

He was accompanied by his ex-wife, Kyly Clarke and his glamorous assistant Sasha Armstrong.

Kyly dressed in a black dress and cardigan, which she teamed with smart black heels and an over-the-shoulder bag.

Magda Szubanski, who starred in iconic comedy show Kath & Kim with Warne, looked downcast as she rolled up to the memorial service on Wednesday evening. 

He was accompanied by his ex-wife, Kyly Clarke and his glamorous assistant Sasha Armstrong

He was accompanied by his ex-wife, Kyly Clarke and his glamorous assistant Sasha Armstrong

He was accompanied by his ex-wife, Kyly Clarke and his glamorous assistant Sasha Armstrong 

Kyly dressed in a black dress and cardigan, which she teamed with smart black heels and an over-the-shoulder bag

Kyly dressed in a black dress and cardigan, which she teamed with smart black heels and an over-the-shoulder bag

Kyly dressed in a black dress and cardigan, which she teamed with smart black heels and an over-the-shoulder bag 

Magda Szubanski, who starred in iconic comedy show Kath & Kim with Warne, looked downcast as she arrived to the memorial service on Wednesday evening

Magda Szubanski, who starred in iconic comedy show Kath & Kim with Warne, looked downcast as she arrived to the memorial service on Wednesday evening

Magda Szubanski, who starred in iconic comedy show Kath & Kim with Warne, looked downcast as she arrived to the memorial service on Wednesday evening

She wore a black top, colourful cardigan and a large wool coat for the occasion, while wearing her hair in a tight bun

She wore a black top, colourful cardigan and a large wool coat for the occasion, while wearing her hair in a tight bun

She wore a black top, colourful cardigan and a large wool coat for the occasion, while wearing her hair in a tight bun 

She wore a black top, colourful cardigan and a large wool coat for the occasion, while wearing her hair in a tight bun.  

The stars were joined by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who appeared solemn as he arrived at the ceremony. 

Meanwhile, TV presenter Brodie Harper and her husband Heath Meldrum held hands as they arrived to the MCG. 

Meanwhile, TV presenter Brodie Harper and her husband Heath Meldrum held hands as they arrived to the MCG

Meanwhile, TV presenter Brodie Harper and her husband Heath Meldrum held hands as they arrived to the MCG

Meanwhile, TV presenter Brodie Harper and her husband Heath Meldrum held hands as they arrived to the MCG 

Prime Minister Scott Morrison appeared solemn as he arrived at the ceremony on Wednesday

Prime Minister Scott Morrison appeared solemn as he arrived at the ceremony on Wednesday

 Prime Minister Scott Morrison appeared solemn as he arrived at the ceremony on Wednesday

He wore a black suit and tie for the occasion, as he walked through the crowd to say goodbye to the iconic Aussie sports star for the final time

He wore a black suit and tie for the occasion, as he walked through the crowd to say goodbye to the iconic Aussie sports star for the final time

He wore a black suit and tie for the occasion, as he walked through the crowd to say goodbye to the iconic Aussie sports star for the final time

Former WAG Arabella Del Busso donned a daring ensemble as she headed out to celebrate the life of her friend.

The glamour model donned an incredibly daring $620 Nicola Finetti cut-out dress for the occasion.

She wore Versace shoes and carried a small Bulgari handbag in her left hand.

Former WAG Arabella Del Busso donned a daring ensemble as she headed out to celebrate the life of her friend

Former WAG Arabella Del Busso donned a daring ensemble as she headed out to celebrate the life of her friend

Former WAG Arabella Del Busso donned a daring ensemble as she headed out to celebrate the life of her friend 

The glamour model donned an incredibly daring $620 Nicola Finetti cut-out dress for the occasion, which showed of her ample cleavage and never-ending legs

The glamour model donned an incredibly daring $620 Nicola Finetti cut-out dress for the occasion, which showed of her ample cleavage and never-ending legs

The glamour model donned an incredibly daring $620 Nicola Finetti cut-out dress for the occasion, which showed of her ample cleavage and never-ending legs 

Arabella sported lashings of makeup for the occasion, including thick eyelashes and peach lip colour while wearing her hair in a gentle beach wave.

Ahead of the service, she told Daily Mail Australia: ‘He was a good friend of mine, I knew him for at least six years.

‘We met through the boxing world, Jeff Fenech and those boys. He was a beautiful man.’ 

Leader of the Australian Labor Party Anthony Albanese also arrived to pay respects to Warne at the mammoth service

Leader of the Australian Labor Party Anthony Albanese also arrived to pay respects to Warne at the mammoth service

Leader of the Australian Labor Party Anthony Albanese also arrived to pay respects to Warne at the mammoth service 

Pals: Also in attendance was Australian cricketer Nathan Lyon and appeared absolutely devastated as he strolled to his seat at the venue

Leader of the Australian Labor Party, Anthony Albanese, also arrived to pay respects to Warne at the service.

He wore a navy suit and purple spotted tie and appeared deep in thought as he made his way through the crowd.

Meanwhile, cricket legend Brian Lara put on a solemn display as he bid farewell to the sporting legend. 

He wore a black suit, tie and red pocket square for the occasion.  

Also in attendance was Australian cricketer Nathan Lyon.   

Cricket legend Brian Lara put on a solemn display as he bid farewell to the sporting legend

Cricket legend Brian Lara put on a solemn display as he bid farewell to the sporting legend

 Cricket legend Brian Lara put on a solemn display as he bid farewell to the sporting legend

Aussie cricket legend Glenn McGrath

Aussie cricket legend Glenn McGrath

 Aussie cricket legend Glenn McGrath

Demure: Brett Lee, who like Warne was once recognised as one of the fastest bowlers in the world, arrived in a navy shirt and matching suit

Demure: Brett Lee, who like Warne was once recognised as one of the fastest bowlers in the world, arrived in a navy shirt and matching suit

Demure: Brett Lee, who like Warne was once recognised as one of the fastest bowlers in the world, arrived in a navy shirt and matching suit

Former AFL star Gary Ablett Jr. looked devastated as he stared into the distance at the monumental memorial service

Former AFL star Gary Ablett Jr. looked devastated as he stared into the distance at the monumental memorial service

Former AFL star Gary Ablett Jr. looked devastated as he stared into the distance at the monumental memorial service 

Fellow cricket legends Glenn McGrath and Brett Lee were also in attendance. 

Former AFL star Gary Ablett Jr. looked devastated as he stared into the distance at the memorial service.  

Warne died on March 4 at the age of 52 while on holiday with his friends in Koh Samui, Thailand. He died from ‘natural causes’, an autopsy concluded.

Family: Warne with his children Brooke, Summer and Jackson (pictured with him a decade ago at the 2012 Allan Border Medal awards)

Family: Warne with his children Brooke, Summer and Jackson (pictured with him a decade ago at the 2012 Allan Border Medal awards)

Family: Warne with his children Brooke, Summer and Jackson (pictured with him a decade ago at the 2012 Allan Border Medal awards)

Passing: Warne died on March 4 at the age of 52 while on holiday with his friends in Koh Samui, Thailand. He died from 'natural causes', an autopsy concluded. Pictured on Good Morning Britain in London in October 2018

Passing: Warne died on March 4 at the age of 52 while on holiday with his friends in Koh Samui, Thailand. He died from 'natural causes', an autopsy concluded. Pictured on Good Morning Britain in London in October 2018

Passing: Warne died on March 4 at the age of 52 while on holiday with his friends in Koh Samui, Thailand. He died from ‘natural causes’, an autopsy concluded. Pictured on Good Morning Britain in London in October 2018

Four friends who were staying with Warne battled to save his life for 20 minutes after he was found unconscious in a villa in their Koh Samui resort.

Thai police said that he was staying in the villa with four friends, and when one of the group tried to wake Warne for food at around 5pm local time he was found to be unresponsive.

Warne’s manager separately confirmed his death, saying the father of three could not be revived.

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.   

Legend: 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

Legend: 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

Legend: 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

The life and times of Shane Warne: one of the greatest cricketers of all time

Warne was a renowned cricketer known for his love of life

Warne was a renowned cricketer known for his love of life

Warne was a renowned cricketer known for his love of life 

June 1993 – Warne bowls the ‘ball of the century’ to Mike Gatting, announcing himself on the world cricket stage

1995 – Warne marries Simone Callahan

2003 – Warne is banned from playing cricket and misses that year’s World Cup after testing positive for a banned drug

2005 – Warne and Callahan divorce

2006 – The spin bowler retires from international cricket having taken a record 708 test wickets

That same year, Warne has drives from Southampton to London for a tryst with two women

2011 – Liz Hurley and Warne start a relationship that lasts for two years

2014 – Warne has a brief relationship with Playboy model Emily Scott

2019 – Warne reportedly has a noisy four-way sex party at his London home 

March 4, 2022: He is found dead in his Thailand villa – the same day his hero Rod Marsh passed away

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