Shane Warne beat Queen Elizabeth for the most searched Google topic in 2022

Nadine Morton
Updated December 14 2022 - 4:10pm, first published December 13 2022 - 4:30pm

The death of Queen Elizabeth II might have sent monarchists into a tailspin, but the unexpected death of an Aussie was a topic Australians searched for most in 2022.

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Nadine Morton

Nadine Morton

Senior journalist

Nadine Morton covers emergency services and breaking news for the Illawarra Mercury. She takes pride in regional journalism which she believes is crucial to informing our towns and cities. Have a story? Email her at

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