Elizabeth Hurley pays tribute to Shane Warren on the athlete’s 53rd birthday

Elizabeth Hurley shared a heartfelt message to late former cricketer Shane Warren on what would have been the athlete’s 53rd birthday on Tuesday.

The British actress, 57, was in a relationship with Shane from 2010 to 2013, and took to Instagram to post some photos from her album with an honest message.

Screen star wrote: Happy Birthday Lionheart. I missed you every day ❤️ @shanewarne23. ‘

Touch: Elizabeth Hurley, 57, shared a heartfelt message to late former cricketer Shane Warren about what would have been the athlete's 53rd birthday on Tuesday.

Touch: Elizabeth Hurley, 57, shared a heartfelt message to late former cricketer Shane Warren about what would have been the athlete’s 53rd birthday on Tuesday.

In one photo, Liz is seen smiling as she sits on Shane’s lap while wearing a white dress at a glamorous event.

Shin smiled as he sat down and put his arms around her waist, looking elegant in a black tuxedo and tie.

In another photo, the cricketer is seen holding a small white sheep in his arms as Liz curls up to kiss the animal.

FAMILY SHOT: In one of the photos, the cricketer is seen holding a baby white sheep in his arms as Liz curls up to kiss the animal

FAMILY SHOT: In one of the photos, the cricketer is seen holding a baby white sheep in his arms as Liz curls up to kiss the animal

It came as her model son Damian Hurley also shared a heartfelt message on Tuesday.

He wrote: We miss you every day. Happy birthday SW.

In the photo, blonde-haired Damien, now 20, can be seen sitting with a laptop in front of him while side by side with Shane.

The honest: This came as her model son Damian Hurley, 20, also shared a heartfelt message on Tuesday.

The honest: This came as her model son Damian Hurley, 20, also shared a heartfelt message on Tuesday.

Australian cricketer Shane died in Koh Samui, Thailand in March this year of a heart attack.

Damien, whose father was the late American businessman Steve Bing, has taken to social media to pay tribute to Sheen, calling the cricket legend a “father figure” and “one of the best men I’ve ever known”, as he spoke fondly of his ex-mother after his untimely death.

Shortly after Shane’s death, Damien wrote: “I’m still trying to get around this…SW was a father figure to me for most of my formative years and was truly one of the best men I’ve ever known. My heart is broken. Thinking of and sending love to all of the SW family.”

Remembering: Sharing a photo from the family album, Damien wrote in honor: ``We miss you every day.  Happy SW' birthday (this year's Damien photo)

Remembering: Sharing a photo from the family album, Damien wrote in honor: “We miss you every day. Happy SW’ birthday (this year’s Damien photo)

Shane and Damien’s mother Elizabeth first met in late 2010, before the Austin Powers actress came up with the question in September 2011, but unfortunately separated in 2013.

He said of romance in 2018: “Who knows what the future holds. There’s a difference between loving someone and loving someone. I will always love Elizabeth, but I don’t think we’ll ever get back together.”

Warren’s words came after he described his romance with Elizabeth as “the happiest time of his life.”

Looking Back: The model's mother, British actress Elizabeth Hurley, 57, was in a relationship with Shane from 2010 to 2013 (Pictured: Liz and Shane in London on March 12, 2013)

Looking Back: The model’s mother, British actress Elizabeth Hurley, 57, was in a relationship with Shane from 2010 to 2013 (Pictured: Liz and Shane in London on March 12, 2013)

The cricketer recalled his romance with Elizabeth, saying, “When we were together we had a great time. Unfortunately it didn’t work out.

It wasn’t something she or I did wrong, it just faded away. We’re still great friends, we keep in touch, we’re good to each other and our kids get along great.

‘I was in love with Elizabeth more than I realized I could be,’ he told the newspaper. I miss the love we had. The years I spent with Elizabeth were the happiest years of my life.

Four friends who were staying with Shane before his death struggled to save his life for 20 minutes after he was found unconscious in a villa on the resort town of Koh Samui.

Thai police said he was staying at the villa with four of his friends, and when a member of the group tried to wake Shane to eat at around 5pm local time, he turned out to be unresponsive.

Sheen’s manager separately confirmed his death, saying the father of three could not be resurrected.

Warren became a world star in 1993 when he hit Mike Gatting with the so-called “ball of the century” – his first Ashes cricket ball.

He went on to collect 708 demo wickets, tormenting teams around the world, especially Australia’s great opponent England.

Pictured: Liz Hurley with her son Damien in February 2022

Pictured: Liz Hurley with her son Damien in February 2022