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Andrew Symonds posted an emotional tribute to his close friend and fellow cricket great Shane Warne just week before he himself died in a fatal car crash.
The retired all-rounder died about 10.30pm on Saturday in Hervey Range, 50km west of Townsville in far north Queensland, when his vehicle left the road and rolled.
The 46-year-old posted a tribute to his close friend and teammate hours after Warne suffered a fatal heart attack while on holiday in Thailand in March.
What was to be Symonds last ever Instagram post was just a 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.
Andrew Symonds (right) posted an emotional tribute to his close friend and fellow cricket great Shane Warne (left) just months before he died in a fatal car crash
The 46-year-old had 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, the pair in 2006)
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 remains under investigation with the cricketer's family confirming his death and thanking friends and fans for their support.
Symonds and Warne reunited to celebrate New Year's Eve at the Esplanade Hotel in St Kilda last year, along with their teammate Michael Hussey.
The retired cricketers appeared to be in great spirits as they engaged in conversation in their sectioned-off area, as fans hovered close-by.
Symonds (in the blue hat) and Warne reunited to celebrate last New Year's Eve at the Esplanade Hotel in St Kilda last year, along with their teammate Michael Hussey
The legendary sportsmen rang in the last New Year together at a Melbourne pub (pictured, Symonds arrives for the State Memorial Service for Shane Warne on March 30)
The pair earlier last year landed themselves in hot water after they mocked Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne in a live broadcast on Kayo Sports.
Warne and Symonds were seemingly unaware their comments about the cricketer's colourful batting techniques were being streamed across Australian screens.
Warne described Labuschagne's batting technique as 'annoying' while Symonds said he needed to be 'hogpiled'.
'Do something now to his ADD (attention deficit disorder) f***ing pills,' Symonds appeared to state, referring to the eccentric Labuschagne.
'Yeah, f**k,' Warne responded.
'Jeez it's annoying. 'No!!!' Just f***ing bat properly,' he continued, referring to Labuschagne's quirky approach to batting.
'We'll have to give him the hog pile,' Symonds said, as the pair laughed.
'Mate if you keep that sh*t up we're going to have to squash your guts out your ar*e.'
The pair had earlier last year