It was Australian Cypriot Andrew Neophitou, close friend and associate of Shane Warne, that found him unresponsive in his villa

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When Shane Warne’s friend Australian Cypriot friend ‘realised something was wrong’ while on trip in Thailand

It was Australian Cypriot Andrew Neophitou, close friend and associate of Shane Warne, that found him unresponsive in his villa on the Thai island of Koh Samui.

Neophitou, an executive producer on the recently released documentary ‘Shane’, found his friend unconscious with the historic first Test match between Australia and Pakistan playing on the television.

Neophitou, who is also the executive producer of Warne’s documentary ‘Shane’, went to the ex-Aussie cricketer’s room at around 5:15 pm last evening to call him out for a drink, Erskine disclosed to Fox Sports Australia. The two had already planned on going out for a drink. When Neophitou reached Warne’s room, he discovered it was locked from the inside. After a few minutes of banging on his door, Neophitou realised something was wrong, following which he discovered Warne laying motionless.

Erskine said Neophitou then attempted to revive Warne by performing CPR but the medical staff arrived and declared him dead. Erskine stated that the two had arrived in Thailand a day before the incident. The most shocking thing is that just hours before the news of Warne’s demise broke out, he had posted a tweet on social media, remembering the former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Rodney Marsh, who had died earlier in the day.

Michael Yiakoumi

Michael Yiakoumi

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