Jonah Tali Lomu
|Birthplace:||Auckland, North Island, New Zealand|
|Death:||Died in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand|
|Cause of death:||cardiac arrest after years of chronic kidney illness|
|Place of Burial:||Auckland, North Island, New Zealand|
Son of <private> Lomu and <private> Lomu (Taufa)
|Managed by:||Jason Scott Wills|
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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.