Tributes Pour In For Legendary New Zealand Rugby Player Jonah Lomu
Tributes have been flooding in for legendary New Zealand rugby star Jonah Lomu after news of his death was announced last night.
The talented former All Black , who scored 37 tries in 63 caps for his country, passed away at the age of 40.
Fans and rugby stars have been paying tribute to the player on Twitter since the news broke.
Shocked, thoughts are with the Lomu family right now
— Sonny Bill Williams (@SonnyBWilliams) November 18, 2015
NZR CEO Steve Tew: "....Jonah was a legend of our game and loved by his many fans both here and around the world." — All Blacks (@AllBlacks) November 18, 2015
NZR CEO Steve Tew: "....We're lost for words and our heartfelt sympathies go out to Jonah's family....
— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) November 18, 2015
So so sad to hear about the passing of Jonah Lomu. A true legend of the game. — Anna Woolhouse (@woolyanna) November 18, 2015
— Wallabies (@Wallabies) November 18, 2015
Jonah, a legend of the game and a lovely man off the field. He will be missed. Thoughts with his family #RIPJonah
— Gordon D'Arcy (@Gordonwdarcy) November 18, 2015
Really awful news to wake up to this morning. Jonah was rugby's first real superstar. Thoughts are with his family.
— Brian O'Driscoll (@BrianODriscoll) November 18, 2015
I am so, so devastated to hear of the passing away of @JONAHTALILOMU The greatest superstar and just a fabulous human being. Deeply saddened
— Jonny Wilkinson (@JonnyWilkinson) November 18, 2015
Was shocked and saddened to hear the news about you this morning when I woke. Just like our fallen brother earlier this year, it's hard to believe it's true. Condolences to Nadene and the family. You will surely be missed. You were a humble man from small beginnings and you became a icon of our great game. The game we love. Thank you for inspiring kids around the world. You'll always be a legend to me and many of people. #JonahTheLegend #BigGuy #11 #InspiringKids #RIL A photo posted by piriweepu9 (@piriweepu9) on
— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) November 18, 2015
Very shocked to hear the sad news of Jonah Lomu. Our sport has lost its first real superstar. #RIPJonah
— Tommy Bowe (@TommyBowe14) November 18, 2015