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As Liz Hurley pays tribute to Shane Warne, we look back at their three-year romance

"RIP my beloved Lionheart"
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Legendary Australian cricketer Shane Warne shockingly passed away from a suspected heart attack aged 52, leaving fans and loved ones devastated.

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As the country mourns his incredible life, we are looking back at his whirlwind love story with British actress Elizabeth Hurley.

“I feel like the sun has gone behind a cloud forever. RIP my beloved Lionheart,” Liz penned on Instagram in the wake of his death.

The pair met at the races in July 2010, and when pictures surfaced of them kissing in London their love became official to the world.

Fans of the actor and cricket player witnessed their flirty Twitter exchanges, including a particularly sweet one where Liz tweeted, “Oooh … you’re such a caveman. My beautiful baby spaniel is undoubtedly better behaved than you.”

And Shane responded, “Excuse me Elizabeth I’m a very well behaved gentleman! Caveman?? What’s that mean? We have TV here in Australia! Hahaha.”

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Shane Warne and Elizabeth Hurley were together for three years. (Credit: Getty Images)

From there, the relationship they forged moved quickly as they embraced life together and eventually became engaged on a yacht in 2013.

Unfortunately, the pair broke up later that same year, but their separation caused no animosity.

In an interview with The Mirror, the legend revealed his years with Liz “were the happiest of (his) life,” and they simply “fizzled out.”

“It wasn’t something that she or I did wrong, it just fizzled out. We’re still great friends, we still stay in touch, we’re good for each other, and our kids get along great.”

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Elizabeth and Shane became engaged in 2013. (Credit: Getty Images)

His son Jackson, 22, confirmed they “still kept in touch,” sharing, “Whether it’d be commenting on Instagram or messaging or congratulating, they’re super supportive.”

During Shane’s show A Week With Warnie in 2020, the cricketer spoke highly of his ex-fiancée.

He shared that he was “quite sad, it’s over because I still care about her deeply and she’s a wonderful person.

“I didn’t introduce her to my children until it was real, and I believed it had a future – it wasn’t just a bit of fun.”

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Liz shared this golden hour photo with Shane upon learning of his tragic death. (Credit: Getty Images)

The shocking news of Shane’s death was announced through a statement from his management.

“Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived,” it read.

The famous cricketer had been staying at the Samujan resort on the island of Koh Samui and is reported to have passed away from a suspected heart attack.

READ MORE: Inside Shane Warne’s final moments with friends

This article previously appeared on our sister site Now To Love.

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