Summer Warne pens heartbreaking tribute to her late father Shane and shares sweet never-before-seen family photos after his shock death in Thailand at age 52
Shane Warne’s youngest daughter Summer has paid tribute to her late father following his tragic death in Thailand last month.
Posting to Instagram on Monday, the 21-year-old shared two never-before-seen throwback family photos of herself as a child spending time with her father.
One image showed Warne beaming as he gave little Summer a piggyback ride on the beach.
‘Miss your smiley face every day dad’: Shane Warne’s youngest daughter Summer, 21, paid tribute to her late father on Instagram by sharing throwback family photos from her childhood on Monday
Another showed the sportsman cuddling Summer as they splashed around in a swimming pool.
‘Miss your smiley face every day dad,’ wrote Summer, adding a love heart emoji.
Family and friends quickly flood Summer’s post with messages of love and condolences, with her older sister Brooke, 24, commenting: ‘Beautiful summer, so special’.
Fond memories: One sweet photo showed the sportsman cuddling Summer as they splashed around in a swimming pool
Youngest: Summer (right) is Warne’s youngest child by his former wife, Simone, 52, to whom he was married between 1995 and 2005
Her 23-year-old brother Jackson meanwhile posted a love heart emoji, while their mother Simone Callahan shared three love hearts.
Shane’s ex- fiancé Elizabeth Hurley and her son Damian also left love-heart emojis on the post.
Summer is Warne’s youngest child by his former wife, Simone, 52, to whom he was married between 1995 and 2005.
Tribute: Shane’s ex- fiancé Elizabeth Hurley and her son Damian also left love-heart emojis on the post. Pictured with Elizabeth in 2013
Legendary cricketer Warne died aged 52 from a suspected heart attack while on a boys’ holiday on the island of Koh Samui in Thailand on Friday, March 4.
Thai authorities ruled he died of natural causes.
Four friends who were staying with Shane battled to save his life for 20 minutes after he was found unconscious in a villa in their Koh Samui resort.
Family: Warne has three children, daughter Brooke, 24, son Jackson, 22, and daughter Summer. Warne is pictured with his children
Thai police said that he was staying in the villa with four friends, and when one of the group tried to wake Shane 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.
The Spin King was farewelled during a memorial at his beloved MCG late last month.
Gone too soon: Warne died aged 52 from a suspected heart attack while on a boys’ holiday on the island of Koh Samui in Thailand on Friday, March 4
About 50,000 people, including television stars, sports identities and politicians, were in attendance at the state memorial as family and loved ones paid tribute.
They also witnessed the Southern Stand being officially renamed the Shane Warne Stand in honour of the legendary bowler-turned-commentator.
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.
Gone too soon: Warne, known to many as as Australia’s ‘Spin King’, was farewelled during a memorial at his beloved MCG late last month, Friends shared fun anecdotes offering a glimpse of Warne’s colourful life and fun-loving personality. Pictured: Jackson delivering a eulogy at Warne’s memorial