ACTRESS Elizabeth Hurley has paid an emotional tribute to her former fiancé Shane Warne following his death aged 52.

The 56-year old businesswoman was engaged to the Australian cricket legend from September 2011 until they split in December 2013.

Shane Warne died of a ‘suspected heart attack’, aged 52 on Friday. according to a brief statement from his management.

Dubbed the greatest leg spinner of all time, Warne earned 145 test caps for his country as well as a further 194 ODI caps.

Sharing a photo of them together on Instagram, she wrote: “I feel like the sun has gone behind a cloud forever. RIP my beloved Lionheart @shanewarne23.”

Fans were quick to share their love and condolences with many taking to the comments to share their thoughts.

Trinny Woodhall wrote:" Sending you all our love," with a red heart emoji.

While a second follower added with a crying face: "too young."

A third responded: "beloved by so many".


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The sportsman’s death has resulted in tributes being paid on social media by those who knew him and supported him.

Jamie Carragher shared this response on Twitter:"RIP Shane Warne, the best bowler I’ve ever seen".

While BBC Sport presenter, Gary Lineker said:"Terribly saddened and shocked to hear the news that Shane Warne has died. The greatest spin bowler of all time. Can’t quite believe it. RIP Shane"