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All Blacks Legend, Jonah Lomu Dies At 40

Across social media platforms –  friends, colleagues, and rugby fans are talking about the passing away of one of rugby’s greatest legend, Jonah Lomu. Dubbed as the ‘locomotive train’ because of
18 Nov 2015 14:27
All Blacks Legend,  Jonah Lomu Dies At 40
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Across social media platforms –  friends, colleagues, and rugby fans are talking about the passing away of one of rugby’s greatest legend, Jonah Lomu.

Dubbed as the ‘locomotive train’ because of his fast-paced strides on the rugby field, Lomu passed  away today in Auckland, New Zealand at the age of 40.

Family spokesman and former All Black Doctor John Mayhew confirmed the news to ABC earlier today.

“I can confirm that Jonah Lomu died this morning… it was totally unexpected, Jonah and his family arrived back from the UK last night,” Mayhew told New Zealand’s TV3 before breaking down in tears.

It has been widely reported that Lomu suffered from the rare kidney disorder known as nephrotic syndrome.

It began to make itself apparent even when he was making global headlines steam-rolling England into submission at the 1995 Rugby World Cup and afterwards.

He had a kidney transplant in 2004 which helped his battle for seven and a half years. But his body rejected the replacement organ in 2011.

He is survived by his wife Nandene and two sons.

Just two days ago, Lomu was tweeting photos and videos of his visit to Dubai.

 

 

Today, tweets from current All Blacks, friends and fans went viral on social media.

Here are some videos of the “Lomu train”.

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