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Shane Warne state memorial: Michael Clarke arrives with ex-wife Kyly

Michael Clarke and his ex-wife Kyly may have ended their marriage in September 2019, but they’re still there for each other when it really counts.

On Wednesday, the pair arrived together at Shane Warne‘s state memorial service to bid farewell to the spin bowler following his tragic death at age 52 on March 4.

The former couple, who were joined by Michael’s glamorous assistant Sasha Armstrong, appeared solemn as they made their way towards the venue.

Support: On Wednesday, Michael Clarke (right) and his ex-wife Kyly (far left) arrived together at Shane Warne’s state memorial service to bid farewell to the spin bowler following his tragic death on March 4. Pictured with Michael’s glamorous assistant Sasha Armstrong (centre)

Michael, 40, did raise a smile at one stage as he seemingly remembered his pal during the stroll.

He wore a smart black suit and matching tie for the occasion, teamed with dress shoes and a crisp white shirt.

Kyly, 40, looked demure in a knee-length black dress and a Louis Vuitton handbag, which she teamed with some smart black heels.

Remembering a friend: Michael, 40, did raise a smile at one stage as he walked to the venue with an umbrella in hand

Remembering a friend: Michael, 40, did raise a smile at one stage as he walked to the venue with an umbrella in hand

Stunning: Kyly, 40, looked demure in a knee-length black dress and a Louis Vuitton handbag, which she teamed with some smart black heels

Stunning: Kyly, 40, looked demure in a knee-length black dress and a Louis Vuitton handbag, which she teamed with some smart black heels

Smiles: The pair shared a sweet moment as they chatted to each other in their seats

Smiles: The pair shared a sweet moment as they chatted to each other in their seats

She wore her hair in a gentle beach wave, and opted for a dewy makeup look including a flash of bronzer and thick black lashes.

Sasha looked stunning in a black blazer and trousers, while she complemented her ensemble with a vibrant red lipstick.

While at the memorial service, Michael shared a special tribute to his close friend.

Through tears via a pre-recorded video, he said: ‘I was asked the other day how you say goodbye… I don’t think I ever can. But I can say see you later.’

Downcast: Kyly appeared solemn as she arrived to say farewell to the cricketer

Downcast: Kyly appeared solemn as she arrived to say farewell to the cricketer 

Style: Sasha (centre) looked stunning in a black blazer and trousers, while she complemented her look with a vibrant red lipstick

Style: Sasha (centre) looked stunning in a black blazer and trousers, while she complemented her look with a vibrant red lipstick

Stylish ladies: Kyly wore her hair in a gentle beach wave, and opted for a dewy makeup look including a flash of bronzer and thick black lashes

Stylish ladies: Kyly wore her hair in a gentle beach wave, and opted for a dewy makeup look including a flash of bronzer and thick black lashes

Michael and Warne played cricket together for Australia and were known to be good friends.

Meanwhile, Kyly shares daughter Kelsey Lee with retired cricketer Michael Clarke.

The couple split in September 2019 after seven years of marriage, but didn’t reveal their break-up until February 12, 2020.

In a statement at the time, the Clarkes said the ‘amicable’ decision to separate was ‘the best course’ for their daughter.

Friendly exes: The couple split in September 2019 after seven years of marriage, but didn’t reveal their break-up until February 12, 2020

Heartbroken: Michael and Shane Warne played cricket together for Australia and were known to be good friends

Heartbroken: Michael and Shane Warne played cricket together for Australia and were known to be good friends

Devastated: While at the memorial service, Michael shared a special tribute to his close friend

Devastated: While at the memorial service, Michael shared a special tribute to his close friend

Tribute: Through tears via a pre-recorded video, he said: 'I was asked the other day how you say goodbye... I don't think I ever can. But I can say see you later'

Tribute: Through tears via a pre-recorded video, he said: ‘I was asked the other day how you say goodbye… I don’t think I ever can. But I can say see you later’

Family: Kyly shares daughter Kelsey Lee with retired cricketer Michael

Family: Kyly shares daughter Kelsey Lee with retired cricketer Michael

Shane was found dead while on holiday with his friends in Koh Samui, Thailand. 

Four friends staying with the cricket star battled to save his life for 20 minutes, police said.

The Australian cricketer turned pundit and businessman, and the greatest leg spinner in history, was found unconscious in a villa in the resort.

Thai police said that Warne 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 today he was found to be unresponsive.

Passing: Warne, pictured at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on February 18, died suddenly aged 52 on March 4

Passing: Warne, pictured at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on February 18, died suddenly aged 52 on March 4

Officers said his friends performed CPR on him for around 20 minutes before an ambulance arrived and took Warne to the Thai International Hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

Police Senior Sergeant Major Suporn Hemruangsree said: ‘Police received a report about somebody who died at the Thai International Hospital so we went and asked the hotel, and found out that the deceased was with four other friends and died in the room.

‘In the villa, the people were sleeping in separate rooms. They were sleeping from afternoon to evening, until about 5pm.

‘At 5pm somebody came to call out this person for dinner but the deceased did not respond so they called three other friends to perform CPR for 20 minutes. They waited for the ambulance to come.

‘The doctor announced the death of the person at 6:53pm. Police went and checked the room and there was no sign of intrusion or possessions being searched through. The body was sent for an autopsy at Koh Samui Hospital.’

Cricket great: 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

Cricket great: 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

Team player: Pictured in 1997 with his fellow Aussie cricketers in the change rooms of the 4th test match in England

Team player: Pictured in 1997 with his fellow Aussie cricketers in the change rooms of the 4th test match in England

Warne’s manager separately confirmed his death, saying that the father-of-three could not be revived.

‘It is with great sadness we advise that Shane Keith Warne passed away of a suspected heart attack in Koh Samui, Thailand today, Friday March 4,’ a statement from the management company read.

The statement added: ‘Shane was found unresponsive in his Villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived. The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course.’ 

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. 

Warne is survived by his three children, Jackson, Summer and Brooke, all of whom he shares with his ex-wife of ten years Simone Callahan.  

The life and times of Shane Warne: one of the greatest cricketers of all time

Warne was a renowned cricketer known for his love of life

Warne was a renowned cricketer known for his love of life 

June 1993 – Warne bowls the ‘ball of the century’ to Mike Gatting, announcing himself on the world cricket stage

1995 – Warne marries Simone Callahan

2003 – Warne is banned from playing cricket and misses that year’s World Cup after testing positive for a banned drug

2005 – Warne and Callahan divorce

2006 – The spin bowler retires from international cricket having taken a record 708 test wickets

That same year, Warne has drives from Southampton to London for a tryst with two women

2011 – Liz Hurley and Warne start a relationship that lasts for two years

2014 – Warne has a brief relationship with Playboy model Emily Scott

2019 – Warne reportedly has a noisy four-way sex party at his London home 

March 4, 2022: He is found dead in his Thailand villa – the same day his hero Rod Marsh passed away


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