Biography - A Short Wiki
Considered one of rugby’s first international superstars, he recorded 215 points in 73 appearances on New Zealand’s national team.
He was married to Tanya Rutter from 1996-2000 and Fiona Lomu from 2003-2008. He was married to Nadene Quirk at the time of his death and was survived by two young sons.
How did Jonah Lomu die?
Jonah Lomu's death was caused by cardiac arrest.
|Cause of death||Cardiac Arrest|
|Age of death||40 years|
|Birthday||May 12, 1975|
|Death date||November 18, 2015|
|Place of death||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Place of burial||Mangere, Auckland, New Zealand|
The biggest thing for me is just to get out on that field. Just to do that will be incredible.Jonah Lomu
It was in 2003 that I realised there was no choice but to have dialysis treatment – by the time of the World Cup that year, I could barely walk. A year later, I finally had a kidney transplant.Jonah Lomu
I went to a boarding school with a strong Maori tradition, where we were taught all about the haka.Jonah Lomu
Looking back, my whole life seems so surreal. I didn’t just turn up on the doorstep playing rugby; I had to go through a whole lot of things to get there.Jonah Lomu
For me to get through the toughest periods in my life, I had to look within to find the energy to do it. I don’t give up. Never have. Never will.Jonah Lomu