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Shane Warne's devastated family and friends leave the cricket legend's funeral at St Kilda Oval


Shane Warne’s family and friends were visibly emotional as they left the cricket legend’s funeral at St Kilda football ground in Melbourne on Sunday. 

Warne’s three children, daughter Brooke, 24, son Jackson, 22, and daughter Summer, 21, filed out after the procession, wearing grim expressions. 

Jackson was accompanied by his girlfriend Kiah Broadsmith, 21, after the pair debuted their romance in December. 

Loss: Shane Warne's family and friends were visibly emotional as they left the cricket legend's funeral at St Kilda football ground on Sunday. Pictured: Jackson Warne and Kiah Broadsmith

Loss: Shane Warne’s family and friends were visibly emotional as they left the cricket legend’s funeral at St Kilda football ground on Sunday. Pictured: Jackson Warne and Kiah Broadsmith

 In Jackson’s hand was a funeral program, showing a photo of his father in black and white on the front. 

Kiah, who appeared glum, carried two pink cardboard boxes which appeared to contain cakes. 

Jackson looked lost in thought as he walked along holding a golf club, presumably belonging to his father. 

Support: Jackson was accompanied by his girlfriend Kiah Broadsmith, 21, after the pair debuted their romance in December

Support: Jackson was accompanied by his girlfriend Kiah Broadsmith, 21, after the pair debuted their romance in December

Mementos: He carried a gold club that presumably belonged to his dad

Mementos: He carried a gold club that presumably belonged to his dad 

Sweets: Kiah, who appeared glum, carried two pink cardboard boxes which appeared to contain cakes

Sweets: Kiah, who appeared glum, carried two pink cardboard boxes which appeared to contain cakes

Carrying a weight: In Jackson's hand was a funeral program, showing a photo of his father in black and white on the front

Carrying a weight: In Jackson’s hand was a funeral program, showing a photo of his father in black and white on the front

By her side: Brooke Warne had support from her boyfriend Alex Heath (both pictured)

By her side: Brooke Warne had support from her boyfriend Alex Heath (both pictured) 

Additionally, Jackson held what appeared to be a cricket ball in his hand, and looked at times to be fighting tears.  

He then climbed into a waiting car, still holding the program, with his family following, including sister Brooke who was accompanied by boyfriend Alex Heath. 

Also attending was Michael Clarke, with the cricketer appearing quite emotional as he left the venue.  

Hard day: Brooke hid her eyes behind a pair of retro style sunglasses

Hard day: Brooke hid her eyes behind a pair of retro style sunglasses 

Thoughts: Jackson appeared lost in thought as he looked at the program in his hand

Thoughts: Jackson appeared lost in thought as he looked at the program in his hand

Procession: The family filed out together following the funeral

Procession: The family filed out together following the funeral 

Theme: The funeral party were dressed in black, red and white tones

Theme: The funeral party were dressed in black, red and white tones 

Heading off: The family then piled into a waiting car

Heading off: The family then piled into a waiting car

Sombre: Jackson dressed in a black suit for the sad occasion

Sombre: Jackson dressed in a black suit for the sad occasion 

Staying strong: He has been a pillar for his family over these difficult days

Staying strong: He has been a pillar for his family over these difficult days

The 40-year-old seemed to be wiping away tears as he strode from the funeral at a fast pace. 

Wearing dark sunglasses, he concealed his eyes, but repeatedly lifted his hand to his face. 

Looking down at the ground, Michael seemed overcome with emotion following the moving procession, before jumping into a waiting car.  

Emotional: Also attending was Michael Clarke (pictured), with the cricketer appearing quite emotional as he left the venue

Emotional: Also attending was Michael Clarke (pictured), with the cricketer appearing quite emotional as he left the venue

Tears: The 40-year-old seemed to be wiping away tears as he strode from the funeral at a fast pace

Tears: The 40-year-old seemed to be wiping away tears as he strode from the funeral at a fast pace

Loss: Wearing dark sunglasses, he concealed his eyes, but repeatedly lifted his hand to his face

Loss: Wearing dark sunglasses, he concealed his eyes, but repeatedly lifted his hand to his face

Glum: Looking down at the floor, Michael seemed overcome with emotion following the moving procession

Glum: Looking down at the floor, Michael seemed overcome with emotion following the moving procession

Heading off: The former athlete then got into a waiting car

Heading off: The former athlete then got into a waiting car

Dannii Minogue was visibly solemn as she left the funeral, hiding her eyes behind large shades. 

The 50-year-old looked as though she had been crying and held her arms close to her body. 

She carried small white boxes in her hands and pulled a red shawl over her shoulders.  

Down: Dannii Minogue (right) was visibly solemn as she left the funeral, hiding her eyes behind large shades

Down: Dannii Minogue (right) was visibly solemn as she left the funeral, hiding her eyes behind large shades

Mourning: The 50-year-old looked as though she had been crying and held her arms close to her body

Mourning: The 50-year-old looked as though she had been crying and held her arms close to her body

Friends: Eddie McGuire wore his grief across his face as he left alongside his wife Carla McGuire. Both pictured

Friends: Eddie McGuire wore his grief across his face as he left alongside his wife Carla McGuire. Both pictured 

Pals: Merv Hughes meanwhile managed a smile as he exited the stadium along with his wife Sue, who carried a bunch of red roses. Both pictured

Pals: Merv Hughes meanwhile managed a smile as he exited the stadium along with his wife Sue, who carried a bunch of red roses. Both pictured 

Eddie McGuire wore his grief across his face as he left alongside his wife Carla McGuire. 

The 57-year-old flipped through the funeral program as he walked, and wore a pair of sunglasses. 

Merv Hughes, 60, meanwhile managed a smile as he exited the stadium along with his wife Sue, who carried a bunch of red roses. 

Out in force: Merv also chatted with cricketers Mark Waugh (second from left) and Mark Taylor (second from left) who wore downcast expressions

Out in force: Merv also chatted with cricketers Mark Waugh (second from left) and Mark Taylor (second from left) who wore downcast expressions

More supporters: Cricketer Dimitri Mascarenhas (right) carried a black vase of red roses and was visibly downcast. He was accompanied by cricketer Brendon Julian (left)

More supporters: Cricketer Dimitri Mascarenhas (right) carried a black vase of red roses and was visibly downcast. He was accompanied by cricketer Brendon Julian (left) 

For his friend: Glenn McGrath (pictured) left the funeral looking strained

 For his friend: Glenn McGrath (pictured) left the funeral looking strained

Down: His head pointed at the ground as he walked. Australian rules football player Sam Newman, 76, hid behind sunglasses as he walked with a group of women.

Down: His head pointed at the ground as he walked

Famous faces: Australian rules football player Sam Newman (right) hid behind sunglasses as he walked with a group of women

Famous faces: Australian rules football player Sam Newman (right) hid behind sunglasses as he walked with a group of women

Merv also chatted with cricketers Mark Waugh, 56, and Mark Taylor, 57, who wore downcast expressions. 

Cricketer Dimitri Mascarenhas, 44, carried a black vase of red roses and was visibly downcast.  

He was accompanied by cricketer Brendon Julian, 51, who struggled to hide his distress. 

A constant presence: Brooke's boyfriend Alex stayed close to her side

A constant presence: Brooke’s boyfriend Alex stayed close to her side 

Love all around: The siblings were cuddled by friends and family

Love all around: The siblings were cuddled by friends and family 

All for them: Jackson enjoyed a wide hug with a friend as they shared their grief

All for them: Jackson enjoyed a wide hug with a friend as they shared their grief 

Thinking of dad: He took a tender moment to gaze upon a photo of his father

Thinking of dad: He took a tender moment to gaze upon a photo of his father 

Dark days: The funeral party all opted for traditional black ensembles

Dark days: The funeral party all opted for traditional black ensembles 

Glenn McGrath, 52, left the funeral looking strained, his head pointed at the ground as he walked. 

Australian rules football player Sam Newman, 76, hid behind sunglasses as he walked with a group of women.

Warne’s grief-stricken family had earlier taken his body for a final lap of his beloved St Kilda Football ground as his close friends watched on from the stands. 

Difficult: Jackson at times seemed on the verge of tears but stayed brave for his family

Difficult: Jackson at times seemed on the verge of tears but stayed brave for his family 

Farewell: Warne's grief-stricken family had earlier taken his body for a final lap of his beloved St Kilda Football ground as his close friends watched on from the stands

Farewell: Warne’s grief-stricken family had earlier taken his body for a final lap of his beloved St Kilda Football ground as his close friends watched on from the stands

Celebration of life: 'The Time of My Life' from the iconic 80s movie Dirty Dancing played in the background as the 52-year-old's coffin was driven in a hearse around the oval after the intimate funeral

Celebration of life: ‘The Time of My Life’ from the iconic 80s movie Dirty Dancing played in the background as the 52-year-old’s coffin was driven in a hearse around the oval after the intimate funeral

Music: Two other songs played during the outdoor part of the service were Fix You by Coldplay and finally, as Warne's body was driven away for a final time, Simply The Best by Tina Turner

Music: Two other songs played during the outdoor part of the service were Fix You by Coldplay and finally, as Warne’s body was driven away for a final time, Simply The Best by Tina Turner

Details: Emotional lyrics from the Coldplay song include 'lights will guide you home' and 'tears stream down your face when you lose something you cannot replace'

Details: Emotional lyrics from the Coldplay song include ‘lights will guide you home’ and ‘tears stream down your face when you lose something you cannot replace’

‘The Time of My Life’ from the iconic 80s movie Dirty Dancing played in the background as the 52-year-old’s coffin was driven in a hearse around the oval after the intimate funeral.

In emotional scenes, Warne’s son Jackson embraced and kissed the coffin, which was draped in a St Kilda Saints scarf, in a heart wrenching final goodbye to his beloved dad. 

Two other songs played during the outdoor part of the service were Fix You by Coldplay and finally, as Warne’s body was driven away for a final time, Simply The Best by Tina Turner.  

Songs: Simply The Best was fitting for an icon of Australian cricket who has often been described as irreplaceable

Songs: Simply The Best was fitting for an icon of Australian cricket who has often been described as irreplaceable

Sad: Warne's youngest daughter, Summer, was in tears as the service drew to a close, while his oldest daughter, Brooke, kept sunglasses on during the procession

Sad: Warne’s youngest daughter, Summer, was in tears as the service drew to a close, while his oldest daughter, Brooke, kept sunglasses on during the procession

Bound together: Guests, wearing their matching Saints scarves in a nod to Warne's favourite AFL team, were instructed to put their glasses 'high to the sky' for one final farewell

Bound together: Guests, wearing their matching Saints scarves in a nod to Warne’s favourite AFL team, were instructed to put their glasses ‘high to the sky’ for one final farewell

Emotional lyrics from the Coldplay song include ‘lights will guide you home’ and ‘tears stream down your face when you lose something you cannot replace’. 

Simply The Best was fitting for an icon of Australian cricket who has often been described as irreplaceable. 

Warne’s youngest daughter, Summer, was in tears as the service drew to a close, while his oldest daughter, Brooke, kept sunglasses on during the procession.  

'To Warnie,' close friend and television personality Eddie McGuire said, as cheers erupted from the crowd

‘To Warnie,’ close friend and television personality Eddie McGuire said, as cheers erupted from the crowd

On the mic: McGuire, a good friend of Warne's, had acted as the MC for the service

On the mic: McGuire, a good friend of Warne’s, had acted as the MC for the service

Pictured: Guests file out after the funeral eating cupcakes which were on offer

Pictured: Guests file out after the funeral eating cupcakes which were on offer 

Guests, wearing their matching Saints scarves in a nod to Warne’s favourite AFL team, were instructed to put their glasses ‘high to the sky’ for one final farewell.

‘To Warnie,’ close friend and television personality Eddie McGuire said, as cheers erupted from the crowd. 

McGuire acted as the MC for the service. 

Tragic end: Warne was found unresponsive in his luxury villa at the Samujana resort on Koh Samui, Thailand, about 5pm on Friday, March 4 after suffering a heart attack. Pictured: One of the last photos taken of Shane hours before his death

Tragic end: Warne was found unresponsive in his luxury villa at the Samujana resort on Koh Samui, Thailand, about 5pm on Friday, March 4 after suffering a heart attack. Pictured: One of the last photos taken of Shane hours before his death

Jackson proved yet again that he was prepared to step up for his family in his father’s absence as he led his sisters Brooke and Summer to a waiting chauffeur and liaised with security at St Kilda Football Club where the funeral was held.

Jackson looked a spitting image of his late father with his long blond hair and tailored black suit as he clutched a golf club and ushered his sisters into the car.

Warne was a keen golfer, particularly after he retired from cricket, and would often travel the world to play in friendly and competitive matches with his mates. 

Farewell: Jackson (front) and Warne's brother Jason (third back left) help carry the cricketing legend's coffin as Brooke and Summer watch on during Sunday's service

Farewell: Jackson (front) and Warne’s brother Jason (third back left) help carry the cricketing legend’s coffin as Brooke and Summer watch on during Sunday’s service

Bye dad: Summer also placed a kiss on her father's coffin after the moving procession which took place after the ceremony inside

Bye dad: Summer also placed a kiss on her father’s coffin after the moving procession which took place after the ceremony inside

McGuire gave a live cross to Channel 9 before heading inside. He spoke of Warne’s jovial and happy-go-lucky nature, noting he was a ‘friend of The Footy Show’ and loved his life. 

‘The reason why he was so loved is because he was fallible, he was Superman. He did the things you dreamt of doing as a kid,’ McGuire said in a moving tribute out the front of the service. 

‘The magic part about Shane Warne was that he sprinkled his gold dust everywhere he went.’

Pictured: The order of service for Shane Warne's private funeral on Sunday at St Kilda Football Club and Moorabbin Park

Pictured: The order of service for Shane Warne’s private funeral on Sunday at St Kilda Football Club and Moorabbin Park

McGuire also noted Warne’s notorious eating habits, reminiscing on how he was always unapologetically himself.

‘He didn’t become a hermit, He brought his friends into everything in life. He would go to Michelin star restaurants and order pizza in,’ he said.

McGuire said it was fitting the service was held at the St Kilda Football Club, given Warne’s passion for the team and the sport.

Cheers: Warne's ex wife Simone Callahan (centre) raises her glass with guests at the service

Cheers: Warne’s ex wife Simone Callahan (centre) raises her glass with guests at the service

Just like dad: Jackson was a spitting image of his late father with his long blonde hair and tailored suit as he clutched a golf club and ushered his sisters into a car ahead of the funeral

Just like dad: Jackson was a spitting image of his late father with his long blonde hair and tailored suit as he clutched a golf club and ushered his sisters into a car ahead of the funeral

‘He could walk with kings but never forgot those who walked around the streets of Melbourne.’ 

A second funeral will be held on March 30 at the MCG for a crowd of up to 100,000 fans. 

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed he will attend the public service – the night after the Federal Budget is handed down. 

Tribute: Guests, wearing their matching Saints scarves, were instructed to put their glasses 'high to the sky' for one final farewell of the cricket icon

Tribute: Guests, wearing their matching Saints scarves, were instructed to put their glasses ‘high to the sky’ for one final farewell of the cricket icon

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and singer Ed Sheeran are expected to send video messages to be played on big screens. 

The state memorial will be ticketed and live-streamed for those who can’t be there in person, with tickets to be made available to the public soon. 

Warne was found unresponsive in his luxury villa at the Samujana resort on Koh Samui, Thailand, about 5pm on Friday, March 4 after suffering a heart attack. 

Coming together: Warne's oldest daughter Brooke is pictured at the grounds

Coming together: Warne’s oldest daughter Brooke is pictured at the grounds

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