Shane Warne state memorial to be held at MCG on March 30
Victorian premier Andrews said there will be no crowd cap at the venue, which can hold up to 100,000 spectators
“There’s nowhere in the world more appropriate to farewell Warnie than the ‘G,” Andrews tweeted on Wednesday.
Ticket information for the evening event is yet to be released, but the premier said there will be no crowd cap at the venue, which can hold up to 100,000 spectators.
“It’ll be a very big event. It will be a celebration of his life as it should be,” Andrews said.
Autopsy results showed that Warne died from a suspected heart attack, confirming the death was due to natural causes with no signs of foul play.
Deputy director of Samui Hospital Songyot Chayaninporamet said the autopsy showed Warne, 52, died of a “congenital disease”.
Following his death on the Thai resort island of Koh Samui, Warne’s body was taken by ferry to the mainland city of Surat Thani on Sunday. It was transported to Bangkok on Monday night and was being prepared to fly home to Melbourne, according to media reports.
Warne’s family issued a statement on Monday describing the night of his death on March 4 as the beginning of “a never-ending nightmare”.