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Warne’s daughter pens heartbreaking tribute

Published : 04 Mar 2024 10:05 PM

Two years to the day since her dad’s shock death, Brooke Warne has penned an emotional tribute to him on social media.

On March 4, 2022, cricketing legend Shane Warne died of a heart attack on holiday in Thailand at the age of just 52.

It was a moment that shocked Australians and cricket fans all over the world, with many sure to remember where they were when they first heard the awful news.

Warne left behind children Summer, Jackson and Brooke and the latter posted a beautiful tribute to her dad on TikTok on Monday.

“2 years without you Dad,” the eldest Warne sibling wrote. “It’s been the slowest and quickest 2 years without you.

“I feel like you were just here being silly with us and talking about how good the new season of Peaky Blinders is, and we will watch the next episode together when you come home.

“Life really doesn’t make sense without you here.”

Brooke, 26, also added nine photos to the post of herself with her dad.

They range from her as a baby right up to shortly before his untimely passing and show them having lots of fun and happy memories together.

“We try and do you proud every day,” she finished the post. “I miss you, I love you forever.”

At the time of writing, the post has had over 2100 likes and more than 120 comments, most with a similar theme.

“Thinking of you, Jaxson (sic) and Summer. Your dad would be so very proud of you all,” was one comment.

“Shane Warne, the Spin King, such an amazing man. He would be so proud of you Brooke,” wrote another.

“Your dad will always be with you,” wrote another TikTok user.

“Thinking of you, time goes so fast but it doesn’t make it any easier.,” wrote a fourth

Like many people, another person commenting couldn’t believe it had already been two years since Warne’s death.

Brooke, Summer and Jackson Warne at their late father’s State Memorial Service in 2022. Photo: Mark Stewart

“How has it been two years?” they wrote. “I didn’t like cricket, but if Shane was in the team I’d be watching like I knew about cricket.

“He is so proud of you kids.”

Jackson and Summer also posted on social media on the anniversary, along with Warne’s ex-wife Simone Callahan.

“Forever in our hearts, we love you, we miss you,” Callahan wrote along with love heart emojis and the dates of his birth and death.

Warne’s three children helped lead the Shane Warne Legacy heart testing drive at last year’s Boxing Day Test, with more than 30,000 people taking part.