Details emerge of Shane Warne's 'ridiculous' diet before death

Shane Warne (pictured) smiling during Fox Sports commentary.
Shane Warne (pictured) was on a 'ridiculous' 14-day diet just before his tragic death over the weekend. (Getty Images)

The manager of Shane Warne has revealed the 'ridiculous' diet the legendary cricketer undertook just before his tragic death over the weekend.

Warne died in Thailand on Saturday after suffering a suspected heart attack in his villa on Koh Samui at the age of 52.

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Tributes have flowed in from around the world for the Australian legend as the cricket community mourns the death of one of the game's greatest characters.

Now, his manager has revealed the gruelling diet Warne had just finished before his sudden death.

Speaking on Weekend Today, James Erskine said Warne had just finished a liquid-based diet in an attempt to get 'shredded'.

“He did go on these ridiculous sorts of diets and he just finished one, where he basically only ate fluids for 14 days and he’d done this three or four times," he told the show.

“It was a bit … all or nothing. It was either white buns with butter and lasagne stuffed in the middle or he would be having black and green juices.

“I don’t know, he obviously smoked most of his life. I don’t know, I think it was just a massive heart attack. That’s what I think’s happened.”

Warne has recently taken to social media to announce his new diet in an attempt to get back to his best physical condition.

"Operation shred has started (10 days in) & the goal by July is to get back to this shape from a few years ago ! Let’s go," he wrote.

Liz Hurley's tribute to Shane Warne

Former partner Liz Hurley referred to Warne as her "beloved Lionheart" while son Damian said his "heart was broken" after hearing of the tragic news.

Hurley posted a series of photos on Instagram of them together, including one of the former couple kissing on a beach.

Another shows them smiling and holding hands at a charity cricket match.

Move star Elizabeth Hurley (pictured right) and Shane Warne (pictured left) posing for a photo.
Move star Elizabeth Hurley (pictured right) paid an emotional tribute to her former partner Shane Warne (pictured left) after his death. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

Hurley, best known for starring in the Austin Powers and Bedazzled films, wrote: "I feel like the sun has gone behind a cloud forever. RIP my beloved Lionheart @shanewarne23."

Warne was also close to Liz Hurley's son Damian during their time together when he was a young boy.

Now 19, Damian referred to Warne as a "father figure" and described him as "truly one the best men I’ve ever known".

The news of Warne follows the death of Rod Marsh, the Australian cricketer who died on Friday.

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