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Australian cricket legend Mark Taylor has described the ‘poignant moment’ at Shane Warne’s funeral that he knew he would never see the spin king again.

Warne’s shock death shook the nation, as he died aged 52 of a heart attack while on holiday with friends in Thailand.

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One of Australia’s greatest sporting figures and most recognizable names, Australia and many others around the world were in mourning when his death was announced.

Warne’s teammates were also in shock.

Taylor was among a number of Australian cricketing legends to attend Warne’s private funeral service, joining Mark Waugh, Glenn McGrath, Merv Hughes, Allan Border and Brendon Julian.

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Addressing the sun heraldTaylor described the heartbreaking feelings of hearing Warne’s family say goodbye to their father, husband and son.

“It was as emotional as I have been in a long time, to see Warnie’s casket and realize that we are not going to see him again or hear from him again,” Taylor said.

Warne’s memorial service will be held at the MCG. Photo: NCA NewsWire/David CroslingSource: News Corp Australia

“It was a poignant moment, and in a way, I’m glad I was there to say goodbye to him, so for me tonight is more of a celebration of life.

“I already had the chance to say goodbye, so tonight is more festive.”

Warne will be remembered at a memorial service at the MCG, the site of his countless moments of cricketing magic.

Over 50,000 fans are expected and the service will feature performances from global superstars such as Robbie Williams, Ed Sheeran and Elton John, with many more expected.

Eddie McGuire will host the event.

Warne’s family have urged those who will be at the MCG to dress in their favorite cricket gear.


The service will begin at 7 p.m. with full live coverage on Fox Sports and Kayo.


Shane Warne’s memorial service will be held at the MCG in Melbourne.

A service will also be held at the SCG at the same time.


The service will air on Fox Sports and Kayo, but people who are not Foxtel subscribers will also be able to watch the service live and for free.

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Follow all the live coverage of Shane Warne’s memorial service in our blog below!