by on June 11, 2022
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Shane Warne's shattered family and closest friends left his funeral service with teary eyes and heavy hearts after the cricket legend's son Jackson kissed his father's coffin during the private farewell.
About 80 mourners gathered at the St Kilda Football Club in Melbourne on Sunday to pay their respects to Warne, who died of a heart attack in Thailand on March 4.  
Jackson was seen clutching a cricket ball as he left the procession, which was hosted by TV personality Eddie McGuire - who was a close friend of Warne. 
Former Australian cricket captain Mark Taylor and batsman Glenn Maxwell were pictured at the service while former England kooora live captain Michael Vaughan was also in attendance. 
Warne's grief-stricken family took his coffin, draped in a St Kilda Saints scarf - his beloved Australian rules footy team - for a final lap as his close friends watched on from the stands.
'The Time of My Life' from the iconic 80s movie Dirty Dancing played in the background as the 52-year-old's coffin was driven in a hearse around the oval after the intimate funeral.  
The St Kilda Football Club held a special place in Warne's heart with the sportsman playing under-19s and reserves for the side before he was delisted and devoted himself to cricket. 
The celebrated spin king remained a committed Saints fans, cheering his club on from the stands and forming a friendship with club legend Nick Riewoldt. 
After completing one lap of the oval, Warne's son Jackson kissed the coffin in a heart wrenching final goodbye to his dad After completing one lap of the oval, Warne's son Jackson kissed the coffin in a heart wrenching final goodbye to his dad
Former Australian cricketer Merv Hughes (left) attended the invitation-only service while Eddie McGuire (pictured right with his partner) hosted the intimate funeral and delivered the opening tribute
Jackson was seen clenching a cricket ball, a golf club and a brochure as he left the emotional funeral procession Jackson was seen clenching a cricket ball, a golf club and a brochure as he left the emotional funeral procession
Jackson looked a spitting image of his late father with his long blond hair and tailored black suit as he clutched a golf club and ushered his sisters into the car Jackson looked a spitting image of his late father with his long blond hair and tailored black suit as he clutched a golf club and ushered his sisters into the car
The cricketer's oldest daughter, Brooke, kept sunglasses on during the procession and wore them as she left the service The cricketer's oldest daughter, Brooke, kept sunglasses on during the procession and wore them as she left the service
Footy Show host Sam Newman (right) looked downcast as he left the private service on Sunday Footy Show host Sam Newman (right) looked downcast as he left the private service on Sunday
Former Australian cricketers Merv Hughes and Mark Taylor stopped for a chat as they left the service Former Australian cricketers Merv Hughes and Mark Taylor stopped for a chat as they left the service
Longtime friend of the cricketer Dannii Minogue is seen leaving the intimate funeral after she described the spin king as a 'light and energy in the room' and said her heart was breaking for his family Longtime friend of the cricketer Dannii Minogue is seen leaving the intimate funeral after she described the spin king as a 'light and energy in the room' and said her heart was breaking for his family
Family and friends follow the hearse on a lap of the grounds during the funeral service for former Australian cricket player Shane Warne at St Kilda Football Club Family and friends follow the hearse on a lap of the grounds during the funeral service for former Australian cricket player Shane Warne at St Kilda Football Club
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