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Shane Warne death: Dannii Minogue and Michael Clarke attend private funeral

An abundance of well-known celebrities came out in force to mourn the loss of cricket legend Shane Warne at his private funeral on Sunday.

Dannii Minogue, Michael Clarke and Eddie McGuire were among 80 close friends and family members who came together to say their goodbyes to the sports star in Melbourne, ahead of Shane’s state funeral on March 30 at the MCG.

Warne died suddenly from a heart attack while holidaying on the Thai island of Koh Samui earlier this month, leaving behind his three grieving children and millions of fans around the world.

Farewell: An abundance of celebrities came out in force to mourn the loss of cricket legend Shane Warne at his private funeral on Sunday, including musician and close friend Dannii Minogue (centre)

Musician Dannii Minogue was comforted by friends as she arrived at the event on Sunday morning.

She cut an incredibly stylish figure with her ensemble, which consisted of a black dress, heels and a colourful red scarf.

The heartbroken singer had known Shane for years, and revealed after he passed that he had once given her the sweet nickname of ‘Disco’ when they were younger.

Comforted: Dannii Minogue was comforted by friends as she arrived at the event on Sunday morning

Comforted: Dannii Minogue was comforted by friends as she arrived at the event on Sunday morning

Fond memories: Dannii raised a smile as she went to greet the other mourners saying goodbye to the cricket legend

Fond memories: Dannii raised a smile as she went to greet the other mourners saying goodbye to the cricket legend

Tragic loss: Meanwhile, fellow cricketer Michael Clarke appeared downcast as he conversed with Merv Hughes at the event

Tragic loss: Meanwhile, fellow cricketer Michael Clarke appeared downcast as he conversed with Merv Hughes at the event

Loss: Michael, largely considered to be one of Shane's best friends, looked suave in a black suit and tie teamed with sunglasses

Loss: Michael, largely considered to be one of Shane’s best friends, looked suave in a black suit and tie teamed with sunglasses

Devastated: 'But from the day we met, I felt like we were friends. I don't know why he was so open, kind and generous and loving towards me from day one – but he was,' Michael recently penned about Shane

Devastated: ‘But from the day we met, I felt like we were friends. I don’t know why he was so open, kind and generous and loving towards me from day one – but he was,’ Michael recently penned about Shane 

Meanwhile, fellow cricketer Michael Clarke appeared downcast as he conversed with Merv Hughes at the event.

Michael, largely considered to be one of Shane’s best friends, looked suave in a black suit and tie teamed with sunglasses.

Eddie McGuire looked equally as devastated as he made his way to the event, keeping his head down ahead of the undoubtedly difficult day.

He wore a sharp suit, crisp white shirt and a blue tie for the occasion.  

Heartbroken: Eddie McGuire looked equally as devastated as he made his way to the event, keeping his head down ahead of the undoubtedly difficult day

Heartbroken: Eddie McGuire looked equally as devastated as he made his way to the event, keeping his head down ahead of the undoubtedly difficult day

Style: He wore a sharp suit, crisp white shirt and a blue tie for the occasion

Style: He wore a sharp suit, crisp white shirt and a blue tie for the occasion

Fashion: His wife Carla was the epitome of style in a gorgeous ankle-length frock and slip on mules, teamed with an over-the-shoulder bag

Fashion: His wife Carla was the epitome of style in a gorgeous ankle-length frock and slip on mules, teamed with an over-the-shoulder bag

Sweet: 'The reason why he was so loved is because he was fallible, he was Superman. He did the things you dreamt of doing as a kid,' McGuire said in a moving tribute out the front of the service

Sweet: ‘The reason why he was so loved is because he was fallible, he was Superman. He did the things you dreamt of doing as a kid,’ McGuire said in a moving tribute out the front of the service

His wife Carla was the epitome of style in a gorgeous ankle-length frock and slip on mules, teamed with an over-the-shoulder bag. 

‘The reason why he was so loved is because he was fallible, he was Superman. He did the things you dreamt of doing as a kid,’ McGuire said in a moving tribute out the front of the service. 

‘The magic part about Shane Warne was that he sprinkled his gold dust everywhere he went.’ 

Style: Former Australian cricketers Mark Waugh and Mark Taylor were also dressed stylishly as they attended the event

Style: Former Australian cricketers Mark Waugh and Mark Taylor were also dressed stylishly as they attended the event

Former Australian cricketers Mark Waugh and Mark Taylor were also dressed stylishly as they attended the event.

They both wore crisp shirts and ties combined with a pair of sunglasses.

Legendary Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath was also in attendance on the day.

He held his blazer in his hand, while wearing a white shirt, black tie and Ray-Ban sunglasses.

Saying goodbye: Legendary Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath was also in attendance on the day

Saying goodbye: Legendary Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath was also in attendance on the day

Ensemble: He held his blazer in his hand, while wearing a white shirt, black tie and Ray-Ban sunglasses

Ensemble: He held his blazer in his hand, while wearing a white shirt, black tie and Ray-Ban sunglasses

Shane Warne died on March 4 at the age of 52 while on holiday with his friends in Koh Samui, Thailand. He died from ‘natural causes’, an autopsy concluded.

Four friends who were staying with Shane battled to save his life for 20 minutes after he was found unconscious in a villa in their Koh Samui resort.

Thai police said that he was staying in the villa with four friends, and when one of the group tried to wake Shane for food at around 5pm local time he was found to be unresponsive.

Shane’s manager separately confirmed his death, saying the father of three could not be revived.

Warne became a global star in 1993 by bowling out Mike Gatting with the so-called ‘Ball of the Century’ – his first ball in Ashes cricket.

He went on to get 708 test wickets, tormenting teams all over the world, especially Australia’s great rival England.  

A state funeral will be held on March 30 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, with as many of Warne’s fans as possible to be allowed to attend.

Passing: Warne died on March 4 at the age of 52 while on holiday with his friends in Koh Samui, Thailand. He died from 'natural causes', an autopsy concluded. Pictured on Good Morning Britain in London in October 2018

Passing: Warne died on March 4 at the age of 52 while on holiday with his friends in Koh Samui, Thailand. He died from ‘natural causes’, an autopsy concluded. Pictured on Good Morning Britain in London in October 2018

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