Jackson Warne is reunited with his father Shane’s close pal, British pop singer Ed Sheeran – three months after the cricketing legend’s death
Jackson Warne has finally reunited with British pop star Ed Sheeran after his cricketer star father Shane died suddenly three months ago.
The legendary spin bowler died of natural causes in Koh Samui on March 4 while on vacation in Thailand.
On Friday, the 23-year-old SAS Australia star shared a photo on her Instagram posing with the Shape of You singer – a very close friend of her late father.
Jackson Warne (right-back) reunited with Ed Sheeran (centre) – a close friend of his late father Shane Warne – this week. The SAS Australia star shared this selfie on his Instagram on Friday, which also featured Jackson’s girlfriend Kiah Broadsmith, right
Jackson’s girlfriend, Kiah Broadsmith, was also in the photo.
The 21-year-old blonde, dressed in a casual white shirt, can be seen smiling broadly in the selfie as she receives a hug from Jackson.
The photo is a touching reminder of the warm relationship Ed shared with Jackson’s father.
Legendary pitcher Shane Warne (pictured with Jackson) died of natural causes in Koh Samui, Thailand while on vacation on March 4
Shortly after Shane’s passing, Ed led a series of tributes on social media, revealing a bizarre phone call he shared with the cricketer days before his death.
He said he and Shane called on the anniversary of the death of Australian music promoter Michael Gudinski, who died on March 1, 2021.
“The world continues to bring amazing people,” Ed wrote in a instagram post next to a photo of Warne with Gudinski.
Ed Sheeran (pictured) was close friends with cricketing legend Shane Warne (right)
“I spoke to Shane on the anniversary of Michael’s passing this week saying that we were both raising a glass of 707 in his honor, and now this news comes out.
“Shane was the kindest heart and always went above and beyond to make people feel welcome and special. Such a gentleman.
“He gave so many hours and years of his life to bring joy to others and was such an amazing friend to me. I will miss you my friend. Absolutely gutted.
Ed and Shane had been close friends since 2014, meeting in Melbourne through mutual friends after a Kylie Minogue concert.
The couple were last pictured in April last year after the singer enjoyed a boys’ night out in Melbourne with Shane and son Jackson.