Shane Warne’s body will be flown back to Melbourne by private plane on Wednesday or Thursday

Woinke, who lives on the island, was filmed by the ABC asking the ambulance driver to allow her into the van as it was parked in the hold of the ferry from Koh Samui to Surat Thani. She spent about 40 seconds in the back of the van.

She said The Sydney Morning Herald and age she had only wished to pay homage to Warne. “I’m a huge fan of his,” she said. “It’s very sad that we lost him. I took the flowers to offer my condolences.

Warne left Koh Samui, which he had visited four times, with a traditional Buddhist ceremony held by Australian expats on the island at the Wat Arom Sawang temple.

The blessing, led by Khun Prasit, the temple’s chief monk, was attended by Australian embassy staff and other Australians.

“There was enough for a cricket team,” said one attendee, who asked not to be named. “We just did what any Aussie would do for such a legend.”

Police said on Monday that a post-mortem examination showed Warne died of natural causes on Friday, suffering a heart attack in a bedroom at the Samujana Villas resort in Koh Samui.

Shane Warne’s body leaves Surat Thani Hospital for Bangkok on Monday.Credit:Getty Images

Songyot Chayaninporamet, deputy director of Samui Hospital, told reporters on the island that Warne died of a “congenital disease”.

Ratchaporn Poolsawadee, chairman of the Koh Samui Tourism Association, also spoke at a press conference on the island.

“In the name of tourism, I think Samui is still a safe place for everyone and they can at least rest in a place they loved here,” he said.


“I hope he returns home, to his family, to everyone, and receives his honor from all cricket fans and everyone in the world.”

Meanwhile, a Thai masseuse told the British newspaper The sun how she knocked on Warne’s bedroom door at the villa where he and his friends were staying in Koh Samui, saying she was due to give him a foot massage at 5pm on Friday. His friends found him unconscious 15 minutes later.

“I think Shane was sleeping in his room the whole time because I didn’t see him while I was doing his friend’s nails,” she told the newspaper.

“I was supposed to go see Shane after that, but when the maid knocked on his door, there was no response. There was no noise in the room and they said he was sleeping so I left.

“When I got home I was told he was dead so I was really sad. I think he died while I was at the villa.

Football commentator Eddie McGuire revealed details of Warne’s funeral plans on Tuesday.

“I had the privilege of being with the family yesterday. They’re just amazing people. They’re trying to put everything together right now. They know they have a public duty if you will. You’ve seen the public statements made by each of the children, mother, father, ex-wife. It’s a huge burden on them and they still haven’t had time to think about what’s going on,” McGuire told Nine’s. Today To display.

“I hope today the body arrives as expected. This is the first step and the family is able to start grieving, start planning the private funeral and then the memorial service, which hopefully , will take place at the MCG later this year.

“He was a normal guy who did extraordinary things. He’s a guy who could have had the greatest chefs in the world; his last meal was a Vegemite sandwich. If anything could sum up Warnie: he watches cricket, grabs a Vegemite sandwich and probably has a dart.

“He was tabloid fodder because he kind of lined up for that as well. He never complained. He’d be like, ‘It’s just, I got nicked again.’ ”