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Simone Callahan shares heartbreaking photo of Shane Warne and Andrew Symonds

Simone Callahan was suffering through another heartbreak on Monday – the loss of her friend Andrew Symonds. 

The former wife of late cricket legend Shane Warne posted an image to Instagram showing close pals Shane and Andrew beaming in their prime.

The photo also featured Simone alongside the two men, as well as cricketer Glenn McGrath and McGrath Foundation Ambassador Tracy Bevan. 

Memories: Simone Callahan has shared this heartbreaking image of her late former husband Shane Warne alongside fellow cricketer Andrew Symonds. Also pictured: Glenn McGrath and McGrath Foundation Ambassador Tracy Bevan

Simone wrote in the caption: ‘I believe in angels because I have some in heaven… So sad. RIP Roy #andrewsymonds’.

Cricket legend Andrew Symonds died at age 46 on Saturday. 

He was involved in a single-car crash at about 10.30pm on Saturday in Hervey Range, 50km west of Townsville in far north Queensland, when his vehicle left the road and rolled.

Simone wrote in the caption: 'I believe in angels because I have some in heaven… So sad. RIP Roy #andrewsymonds'. Symonds is pictured at the memorial for his great mate Shane Warne

Simone wrote in the caption: ‘I believe in angels because I have some in heaven… So sad. RIP Roy #andrewsymonds’. Symonds is pictured at the memorial for his great mate Shane Warne

Exes: Simone is pictured with former husband Shane Warne in 2010. They had three children, Brooke, 24, Jackson, 22, and Summer Warne, 20. Warne died of a heart attack, aged 52, on March 4 this year in Koh Samui, Thailand

Exes: Simone is pictured with former husband Shane Warne in 2010. They had three children, Brooke, 24, Jackson, 22, and Summer Warne, 20. Warne died of a heart attack, aged 52, on March 4 this year in Koh Samui, Thailand

Symonds’ death sent shockwaves through the sporting world on Sunday morning as fans awoke to the news of the loss of another beloved Aussie cricketer. 

‘Emergency services attempted to revive the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, however, he died of his injuries,’ Queensland Police said on Sunday morning.

The accident is under investigation.

Police believe Symonds was on Hervey Range Road near Alice River Bridge when the accident occurred, and said he was removed from the vehicle to be treated by paramedics, who were on the scene when officers arrived.  

Loss: Cricket legend Andrew Symonds died at age 46 on Saturday. He was involved in a single-car crash at about 10.30pm on Saturday in Hervey Range, 50km west of Townsville in far north Queensland , when his vehicle left the road and rolled

Loss: Cricket legend Andrew Symonds died at age 46 on Saturday. He was involved in a single-car crash at about 10.30pm on Saturday in Hervey Range, 50km west of Townsville in far north Queensland , when his vehicle left the road and rolled

He was the only person in the car but the keen hunter’s dogs were also in the vehicle. Photos show skid marks at the scene of the crash.

Inspector Gavin Oates told the Courier Mail there is no suggestion alcohol was involved, and said nearby residents were at the scene.

‘I think they provided the assistance they could at the time and called 000 and emergency services,’ he added.   

Tragic: His wife Laura (left) voiced her grief at the news on Sunday. She said she is still in shock over the news and is thinking of their children Billy, two (pictured) and daughter Chloe, four

Tragic: His wife Laura (left) voiced her grief at the news on Sunday. She said she is still in shock over the news and is thinking of their children Billy, two (pictured) and daughter Chloe, four

His wife Laura voiced her grief at the news on Sunday.

‘We are still in shock – I’m just thinking of the two kids,’ she told News Corp, referring to Symonds’ daughter Chloe, four, and son Billy, two.  

‘He was just such a big person and there was so much of him in his kids.’

She and the children flew to Townsville on Sunday morning. 

Pictured: The scene of the crash west of Townsville, with skid marks still visible on the road and shattered fragments of a window in the foreground

Pictured: The scene of the crash west of Townsville, with skid marks still visible on the road and shattered fragments of a window in the foreground

Symonds was one of cricket’s most popular characters during his career, before he went on to work as a commentator for Fox Sports.

His last Instagram post, just weeks before he died in the car crash, revealed his devastation over Shane Warne’s death. 

Warne died of a heart attack, aged 52, on March 4 this year in Koh Samui, Thailand. 

The retired all-rounder posted a tribute to his close friend and teammate hours after Warne suffered a fatal heart attack while on holiday.

Memories: Shane Warne's daughter Brooke Warne also shared a heartfelt tribute to Andrew Symonds following his shock death. Brooke, 24, posted this throwback photo to Instagram on Sunday of the pair at a red carpet event

Memories: Shane Warne’s daughter Brooke Warne also shared a heartfelt tribute to Andrew Symonds following his shock death. Brooke, 24, posted this throwback photo to Instagram on Sunday of the pair at a red carpet event 

Reminders of the past: Brooke also shared photos of her father and brother Jackson Warne at the same event

Reminders of the past: Brooke also shared photos of her father and brother Jackson Warne at the same event

Hard: Brooke's mother Simone Callahan wrote in the comments section, 'So sad Brookie, Roy was such a gentle soul'

Hard: Brooke’s mother Simone Callahan wrote in the comments section, ‘So sad Brookie, Roy was such a gentle soul’ 

What was to be Symonds’ last ever Instagram post was just two months after the legendary sportsmen rang in the New Year together at a Melbourne pub.

‘Devastated, I’m hoping this is all a bad dream I just can’t get my head around never seeing you again. Love to all the Warne family I’m speechless,’ he wrote. 

Shane’s daughter Brooke Warne also shared a heartfelt tribute to Symonds following his shock death on Saturday.

Final words: Symonds' last Instagram post, just weeks before he died in a car crash, revealed his devastation over Shane Warne's death. Symonds posted a tribute to his close friend and teammate hours after Warne suffered a fatal heart attack while on holiday in Thailand in March. Pictured together in December 2006

Final words: Symonds’ last Instagram post, just weeks before he died in a car crash, revealed his devastation over Shane Warne’s death. Symonds posted a tribute to his close friend and teammate hours after Warne suffered a fatal heart attack while on holiday in Thailand in March. Pictured together in December 2006

The daughter of the late Shane Warne posted throwback photos to Instagram on Sunday of herself and Symonds at a red carpet event, and said ‘heaven has gained another angel’.

‘The Best Date I Ever Had. Rest In Peace Roy. Heaven has gained another Angel,’ Brooke, now 24, captioned the photos of her younger self at a red carpet event, also attended by her father and brother Jackson Warne. 

Her mother Simone Callahan wrote in the comments section, ‘So sad Brookie, Roy was such a gentle soul.’ 

Famous face: Symonds was one of cricket's most popular characters during his career, before he went on to work as a commentator for Fox Sports. Pictured in 2005

Famous face: Symonds was one of cricket’s most popular characters during his career, before he went on to work as a commentator for Fox Sports. Pictured in 2005

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