Rest in peace, Jonah Lomu

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :All Blacks, Original Content on 18 Nov 2015 at 10:11
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It’s with sadness that I heard this morning of the passing of a true rugby great, New Zealand winger Jonah Lomu.

Just 40 years old, Lomu had suffered from ill health for many years, stemming from a rare kidney ailment that struck him down in his 20s, the prime of his career. Few will forget, though, the wonderful things that Big Jonah had achieved up to that point, with his amazing solo performances at the 1995 World cup in South Africa as a raw 20 year old arguably changing the rugby world virtually overnight.

Details are sketchy, but it’s probably to be assumed that Jonah passed as a result of his kidney condition. Whatever the cause, we can all come together to mourn another giant of our game, taken too soon under tragic circumstances.

Rest in peace, Jonah Lomu. May God bless and comfort your family, friends and countless fans at this sad time.


  • RIP . a true legend of the game .

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.11.15 10:23:41 by Zibbie Reply
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  • A legend of the game taken far too soon.

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.11.15 10:23:42 by StevieS Reply
  • R.I.P. Jonah. Thanks for all of the special memories and for making me believe that one day I could also dominate on the rugby field. You gave a dream to so many people, young and old, all over the world.

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.11.15 10:25:01 by StevieS Reply
  • What a sad day in Rugby. Gone too soon. 🙁

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.11.15 10:26:55 by Another Nick Reply

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  • An Icon of World Rugby. Humble off the field and a Beast on it.

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.11.15 10:31:11 by SheldonK Reply

  • Big thanks to Steve Haag for permission to use the image.

  • Comment 6, posted at 18.11.15 10:35:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • Rest in peace Jonah, a legend amongst legends 😥

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.11.15 10:48:25 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Rest in peace big guy. Condolences to your family.

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.11.15 11:04:44 by vanmartin Reply
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  • So very very sad. RIP you Giant Teddybear.

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.11.15 11:17:50 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Oh no man! I just watched his ‘back to South Africa’ documentary a few weeks ago. 🙁

  • Comment 10, posted at 18.11.15 11:19:56 by Ben Reply
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  • RIP. Truly a giant of the game.

  • Comment 11, posted at 18.11.15 11:23:47 by Bokhoring Reply
  • RIP…peace to you and comfort to your family…

  • Comment 12, posted at 18.11.15 11:37:36 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Condolences to his family and friends. A true legend of the game.

  • Comment 13, posted at 18.11.15 12:20:34 by Letgo Reply
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  • Sad! Imagine how much more of legend he would have been without his kidney problems. He’ll be missed by all, except maybe Mike Catt.

  • Comment 14, posted at 18.11.15 12:27:34 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • RIP Jonah,may God bless his wife and 2 sons in this difficult time!So sad today!

  • Comment 15, posted at 18.11.15 13:38:08 by BarendL Reply
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  • R.I.P. Jonah!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thought and Prayers are with his family and friends!!

  • Comment 16, posted at 18.11.15 13:42:07 by JD Reply
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  • So VERY sad. May he rest in peace. My heart goes out to his family and close friends! Such a great pic!

    This really is a sad day!

  • Comment 17, posted at 18.11.15 13:48:08 by Den Reply

  • Truly a sad day. What an honour it was to experience that frisson of fear each time he took the field against my team.

  • Comment 18, posted at 18.11.15 13:57:03 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 18) : jeez, remember the Blues teams of the late 90s? Lomu on the one wing, Vidiri on t’other?

  • Comment 19, posted at 18.11.15 14:25:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 19) : And thats ignoring their forward pack…

  • Comment 20, posted at 18.11.15 14:32:28 by SheldonK Reply

  • Eish,what a player ,what a legend yet so humble

  • Comment 21, posted at 18.11.15 15:07:03 by benji Reply
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  • @benji (Comment 21) : a proper example of a rugby great

  • Comment 22, posted at 18.11.15 15:08:17 by benji Reply
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