Shane Warne's children believe a simple four-minute health check could have saved his life.

Shane Warne's children are rolling out free tests which they believe would have saved his life

Shane Warne's children are rolling out free tests which they believe would have saved his life

The cricket legend died in March 2022 aged 52 after suffering a heart attack during a holiday in Thailand, and his three children - Brooke, Jackson and Summer - are launching a new scheme through the Shane Warne Legacy charity to provide 23,000 free tests by the end of 2023 in a bid to save others from the same fate.

In a statement posted on Brooke's Instagram page, they explained: "We at the Shane Warne Legacy are offering a free four-minute self-serve medical grade health test with a specific focus on cardiovascular health awareness and risk.

"It incorporates blood pressure, heart rate ... smoking, BMI, diabetes risk ... and more. Participants receive a heart age estimate to drive awareness of their risk of heart disease and nudges to consult their GP if they measure high blood pressure or record a BMI of 35 or higher."

The statement added: "We aim to reciprocate the love and guidance Dad provided us throughout our lives by continuing the legacy he left behind. It's our heartfelt commitment to sustain the legacy on his behalf.

"We believe if Dad had taken one of these tests, he might still be with us today. We don’t want any family to endure the heartache we’ve faced and sadly, millions of others have faced, and Dad wouldn’t want that either."

The charity is raising money through the sale of Shane Warne Legacy floppy and bucket hats. A message posted on the organisation's website explained: "The floppy hat became an iconic symbol for Shane, and fans often donned similar headwear as a mark of respect for their cricketing hero,.

"This phenomenon underscores how a humble piece of clothing can transform into a powerful emblem of a legendary figure, further cementing their special place in the hearts of fans around the world."

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