CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 27: Shane Warne speaks to Brad Hogg during an Australian nets session at Newlands Stadium on February 27, 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Following the news of Shane Warne's shock passing - former teammates, rivals, friends and family have expressed their deepest sorrows in losing one of Cricket's greatest ever.

Warne died from a suspected heart attack at the age of 52 while on holiday in Thailand. Australia's king of spin, he recorded 708 Test wickets across 15 years at the international level, first making his debut in 1992 against India.

Warne would play a total of 145 Tests, 195 One Day Internationals and over 300 first-class matches in what was a decorated career for the boy from Ferntree Gully.

Close friends, ex-teammates and those that once called Warne a feared opponent took to social media to pay homage and honour the man that was Shane Warne.

Others reflected on iconic moments of brilliance, mischief and mastery from throughout Warne's career, having seen the larrikin leg-spinner write his name in the game of cricket.

Rest In Peace Warney.