Heartbroken Brooke Warne shares how hard it was spending the first Christmas without dad Shane
Heartbroken Brooke Warne shares how hard it was spending her first Christmas and New Year away from dad Shane
The daughter of the late, great Shane Warne has shared a touching video with family supporters on social media about how difficult it was spending Christmas and the New Year without her cricket star dad.
Warne, 52, tragically died of a heart attack while on holiday in Thailand in March last year, sending the cricket world into mourning.
His daughter Brooke Warne, 24, recently took some time off from social media to deal with her grief. However, she recently returned to TikTok to post a heartbreaking video.
“Christmas Eve wasn’t the same, we usually spend Christmas Eve with dad this year,” she said.
“Waking up with him on Christmas Day and you know, all that and Boxing Day… we would normally go to cricket, well he would try to get us to go to cricket.”
“It was really weird without him by our side because then he came back from work and did the dunhill [golf tournament]Being in the UK, he’s always here in the summer,” she said.
“He’s always here to comment on the cricket, he’s always here to take us out of an icy pole, you know, doing little dad things in the summer, taking us to the beach…all the things whom he loved.”
Brooke thanked the supporters for all those behind the push to honor Warne at the Boxing Day Test by wearing his iconic zinc cream and slouch hat, and shared that it was bittersweet because the family also remembered all the good times remember.
“The tributes that everyone did on Boxing Day was the Shane Warne test and everyone is in their slouch hats and I think he would be as incredibly touched as we are,” she said.
“But it was also very hard as you know, it was a constant reminder that he wasn’t here.
An adult Brooke enjoys a drink with her father Shane Warne before his tragic death in March 2022
Always close to her famous cricket father, Brooke was devastated by his sudden death while on holiday in Thailand
“Because now it’s slowly becoming clear that he’s not here and isn’t coming back from vacation.
“And I think in the last few weeks it’s really started to sink in and the emotions have been very real.”
Brooke’s video prompted a long list of supportive messages from Warne family supporters.
A tribute to Shane Warne is seen ahead of Day 1 of the second friendly match between Australia and South Africa at the MCG
Former Australia wicketkeeper and Shane Warne’s team-mate Adam Gilchrist spoke to his son Jackson Warne during a break in the Boxing Day Test last month
“You are such a beautiful girl, Brooke. He would be so proud of you. Sending you all the love in the world,” replied one follower.
“I think of you all often. I went through it, lost my dad a few days before Christmas and Christmas was one of his favorite things to do,” added another.
“What a beautiful, strong young woman you are, I’m sure your father looks down on you with such incredible pride. You got this girl xxx,” replied another.
“You beautiful girl make your father proud. Lots of love – it’s hard to grieve, especially when it’s so public. All of Australia misses him and is behind you,” said another.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/cricket/article-11617159/Heartbroken-Brooke-Warne-opens-hard-spending-Christmas-apart-dad-Shane.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Heartbroken Brooke Warne shares how hard it was spending the first Christmas without dad Shane