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Jonah Tali Lomu

Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
Death: Died in Auckland, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of <private> Lomu and <private> Lomu (Taufa)
Husband of <private> LOMU (QUIRK)
Father of <private> Lomu and <private> Lomu
Brother of <private> Lomu

Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
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Immediate Family

    • <private> LOMU (QUIRK)
    • <private> Lomu
    • <private> Lomu
    • <private> Lomu (Taufa)
    • <private> Lomu
    • <private> Lomu

About Jonah Tali Lomu

Jonah Tali Lomu, MNZM (12 May 1975 – 18 November 2015) was a New Zealand rugby union player. He had sixty-three caps as an All Black after debuting in 1994. He is generally regarded as the first true global superstar of rugby union. He had a huge impact on the game. He was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame on 9 October 2007, and the IRB Hall of Fame on 24 October 2011.

He was the cousin of National Rugby League players Andrew Lomu and John Tamanika

All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu dies aged 40

Former All Blacks doctor confirmed news on Wednesday morning

‘We’re all shocked and deeply saddened’, says New Zealand Rugby CEO

New Zealand is mourning one of its greatest sporting heroes after the former All Blacks player Jonah Lomu died unexpectedly in Auckland on Wednesday at the age of 40.

John Mayhew, the former All Blacks doctor, confirmed the news on Wednesday morning.

“On behalf of the Lomu family, I can confirm that Jonah Lomu died this morning, most probably about eight or nine this morning,” Mayhew said. “The family are obviously devastated, as are friends and acquaintances.

“The family have requested privacy at this stage, they are obviously going through a terrible time. It was totally unexpected. Jonah and his family arrived back from the United Kingdom last night and he suddenly died this morning.”

Lomu had suffered from health problems since his retirement from playing in 2002 due to a rare kidney disease, nephrotic syndrome. He underwent a kidney transplant in 2004 and had been on dialysis treatment for the past 10 years.

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Jonah Tali Lomu's Timeline

May 12, 1975
Auckland, New Zealand
November 18, 2015
Age 40
Auckland, New Zealand