All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu has reportedly died, at just 40 years of age.
The legendary winger had battled with a number of kidney disorders for the past 20 years after being diagnosed with nephritic syndrome in 1995.
Lomu had a kidney transplant back in 2004 and this morning, a former All Blacks doctor has announced that the former New Zealand star has unexpectedly passed away.
“We’re all shocked and deeply saddened at the sudden death of Jonah Lomu,” New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew said.
More details to come soon on this one but for now, the rugby world stands shocked in united grief after losing a man who was perhaps the game’s greatest ever star.
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