Jackson Warne reunites with his father Shane’s close friend, British pop singer Ed Sheeran, three months after the cricket legend’s death.
Jackson Warne has finally reunited with British pop star Ed Sheeran after the sudden death of his father, cricket star Shane, three months ago.
The legendary bowler died of natural causes on Koh Samui on March 4, while on vacation in Thailand.
The 23-year-old SAS Australia star shared a photo on her Instagram on Friday posing with the Shape of You singer, a very close friend of her late father.
Jackson Warne (rear right) met with Ed Sheeran (center), 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, on the right.
Also pictured is Jackson’s girlfriend, Kiah Broadsmith.
The blonde 21-year-old, dressed casually in a white shirt, can be seen smiling broadly in the selfie as she gets a hug from Jackson.
The image is a poignant reminder of the warm relationship Ed shared with Jackson’s father.
Legendary bowler Shane Warne (pictured with Jackson) died of natural causes in Koh Samui, Thailand while on vacation on March 4.
Shortly after Shane’s death, Ed led a series of tributes on social media, revealing a grisly phone call he shared with the cricketer just days before his death.
He said that he and Shane had called each other on the anniversary of the passing of Australian music promoter Michael Gudinski, who died on March 1, 2021.
“The world keeps taking amazing people away,” Ed wrote in a Instagram post alongside a photo of Warne with Gudinski.
Ed Sheeran (pictured) was a close friend of cricket legend Shane Warne (right)
“I spoke to Shane on the anniversary of Michael’s passing this week and told him we were both raising a 707 cup in his honor, and now this news is out.
‘Shane was the kindest heart, and always went out of his way to make people feel welcome and special. what a gentleman
“He gave so many hours and years of his life to bring joy to others, and he was an incredible friend to me. I will miss you, friend. Absolutely destroyed.
Ed and Shane had been close friends since 2014, meeting in Melbourne through mutual friends after a Kylie Minogue concert.
The pair were last photographed together in April last year after the singer had a boys’ night out in Melbourne with Shane and their son Jackson.