Warne’s family had been informed of the result and had accepted the finding. Warne’s body would be transferred to Australian consular officials for return to his family, deputy national police spokesperson Kissana Phathanacharoen said in a statement.
“Today investigators received the autopsy result, in which the medical opinion is that the cause of death is natural,” Kissana said.
“Investigators will summarise the autopsy result for prosecutors within the timeframe of the law.”
Warne, one of the finest spin bowlers of all time whose talent and personality transcended the sport, died aged 52 on Friday.
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His death prompted an avalanche of tribute from and beyond the cricketing world with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison describing him as “one of our nation’s greatest characters.”
Meanwhile, Thai authorities are investigating a potential security breach involving Warne’s body, which was captured on film.
A German woman was able to enter an ambulance carrying Warne’s body and spend over half a minute alone in the vehicle, the ABC reported.
It is understood Thai authorities were told the woman knew Warne personally, prompting them to provide her access to pay respects.
Footage shows the woman carrying a small bunch of flowers and approaching the ambulance which was transporting Warne’s body from Koh Samui where he died, via ferry to the mainland.
She was accompanied by a Thai woman who spoke to authorities near the ramp entrance to the ferry, reported by ABC to be immigration officials.
According to the report, the woman says in English, “yeah, yeah she knows him”, followed in Thai by, “thank you very much, she‘s a friend”.
They are both then escorted through parked cars to the ambulance where the German woman approaches the driver side window, holding up the flowers to show the driver.
The driver then gets out and walks around the sliding side door of the ambulance, opening the door for the woman, who enters, and closing it behind her.