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Fans Left Shocked After Rugby Legend Jonah Lomu Dies Suddenly Aged 40

Fans Left Shocked After Rugby Legend Jonah Lomu Dies Suddenly Aged 40

Rugby fans all over the world are reeling tonight after news broke that All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu has passed away suddenly at the age of 40.

New Zealand is mourning one of its greatest sporting heroes after it was announced in the early hours of Wednesday morning that Lomu had died unexpectedly in Auckland.

Lomu battled kidney disorders since the end of 1995 when he was diagnosed with nephritic syndrome and underwent a kidney transplant in 2004.

Lomu had health setbacks since then and had been reported to be receiving dialysis treatments during his recent visit to Britain where he was involved in heavy promotional work during the Rugby World Cup for beer company Heineken.

Unquestionably one of the greatest players in the sport’s history, Lomu played in 73 Tests for New Zealand after making his debut in 1994.

To say fans, friends, colleagues and admirers were in shock at the news would be an understatement, with many unable to comprehend the sad news…

 

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