LIZ Hurley’s teenage son Damian has said “my heart is broken” over Shane Warne’s death.
The 19-year-old described his mum’s ex-fiance as a”father figure” to him growing up.
Shane Warne with Liz Hurley’s son DamianCredit: Instagram
The cricketer was a father figure to him during his mum’s relationship with ShaneCredit: Instagram
Despite the couple’s split in 2013, they continued to enjoy a close friendship, with Liz also paying tribute to him today.
Damian wrote on Instagram: “I’m still trying to wrap my head around this…
“SW was a father figure to me for most of my formative years and was truly one the best men I’ve ever known.
“My heart is broken. Thinking of and sending love to all SW’s family.”
Shane was found dead of a suspected heart attack at a luxury villa in Thailand yesterday.
Liz – who was in a relationship with the cricket legend, 52, for three years until they split in 2013 – paid tribute to her “Lionheart” ex-fiance.
She said: “I feel like the sun has gone behind a cloud forever. RIP my beloved Lionheart.”
Liz also shared seven touching snaps with the cricketer as she broke her silence on Instagram today.
The couple went public with their relationship in 2010 after they were pictured kissing outside a London hotel.
Warne moved into her Brighton mansion and they later announced their engagement.
But they split in 2013, with the cricket ace later revealing the spark had “fizzled out”.
On his show A Week With Warnie, he described being “quite sad it’s over” and said he cared deeply about the actress.
Warne added: “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.”
Reflecting on their romance, he claimed to have been “more in love… than I’d realised I could be”.
“I miss the love we had. My years with Elizabeth were the happiest of my life,” he added.
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Liz Hurley has paid tribute to her ex-fiance
The actress shared touching photos of the pair