Shane Warne’s youngest daughter, Summer, has posted candid home videos of the cricket legend, days after he died from a suspected heart attack in Thailand.
The videos, which you can watch in the player aboveshow Warnie as an embarrassing, daggy dad, messing around with the children he adored so much.
Alongside the vision, Summer wrote: “God you made me laugh dad, I’d do anything to hear that laugh again.”
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“It feels like I’m dreaming, waiting for someone to wake me up and tell me you’re okay, this can’t be real life.”
Warne’s former partner Elizabeth Hurley responded to the touching post, telling the spin king’s youngest daughter: “I love you, Summer. Your daddy worshiped you. “
The British actress had earlier described Warne as her ‘beloved Lionheart’ in her own tribute to cricket’s greatest bowler of all time.
“I feel like the sun has gone behind a cloud forever,” she wrote.
Summer this week went into detail about the emotions she was experiencing in the wake of her father’s sudden death at 52, saying she just wanted to wake up from her bad dream.
“It feels like I’m dreaming, waiting for someone to wake me up and tell me that you’re okay. This can’t be real life, ”Summer Warne wrote on Instagram.
“There’s no way that I will never hear your soft voice again telling me that ‘everything is going to be okay’ or how ‘proud’ you are of me, or simply saying ‘goodnight’ or ‘good morning SJ, I’ll see you in the morning, I love you ‘”.
“Moments before the world took you away from me, we were jamming to ‘Summer of 69’ and ‘I’ve had the time of my life’ … while we danced and couldn’t stop laughing at each other.
“God you made me laugh dad … Little did I know that was the last time I would ever see you dad.
“I’d do anything to hear that laugh again, anything to hear your voice, anything to have one of your cuddles, anything to be with you again just one last time.
“I wish in your final moments before you went off to heaven and before you took your last breath that I could tell you everything was going to be okay, and to hold your hand and tell you how much I love and look up to you.
“I took our time for granted dad and I would do anything to have more time with you on this earth.
“Love your little girl SJ and I will continue to make you proud.”
Jackson pays emotional tribute to ‘best father’
Meanwhile, Warne’s son Jackson said he felt like he had lost “my best friend”.
“I don’t think anything is ever going to fill the void you have left in my heart. Sitting at the poker table, walking around the golf course, watching the Saints and eating pizza is never going to be the same, ”he said.
“But I know all you ever wanted for me is to be happy, no matter what. You just wanted me to be happy, that’s it.
“So that’s what I’m going to do, try and be happy.
“I am going to miss you so much Dad and you were truly the best father and mate anyone could’ve asked for. I love you so much Dad, see you soon. “
Warne’s brother Jason said he was touched to see the “outflow of emotion and the amazing tributes to him by friends, teammates, opponents and media”.
“It has been truly heartbreaking, whilst also being sincerely appreciated.
“Personally, I have lost my nemesis in all sports as a child, the person who smeared vegemite under my nose while he pinned me down giving me the typewriter, my big brother, my mate.”
Funeral details revealed as legend’s body is flown home
It is understood a private funeral will be held for the legendary leg-spin bowler as early as next week before a state funeral at the MCG on Wednesday, March 30.
Warne’s body will be flown home to Melbourne from Bangkok by private jet on Wednesday or Thursday after Thai authorities confirmed there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his sudden death.
Authorities on Monday said autopsy results showed the 52-year-old had suffered a suspected heart attack in his villa on holiday island Koh Samui on Friday.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced this week that Warne’s devastated family had accepted his offer of a state funeral, which is likely to be a star-studded affair.
Up to 100,000 friends, family members and fans could pack the MCG for the send-off, with final details to be announced in the coming days.
Fans may be able to secure tickets online.
Eddie McGuire is tipped to be the master of ceremonies for the event, while Warne’s celerity friends including Chris Martin, Mick Jagger and Ed Sheeran could be in attendance and may take the stage.
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