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Jonah Lomu dead

Discussion in 'Personal' started by racroesus, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    At forty. At least some of the images we shall see of him today will be of a young man in his pomp.
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  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    So young...
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  3. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    Indeed. He was such an exciting player.
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  4. rachel_g41

    rachel_g41 Established commenter

    Very sad news. This has been a truly bleak day,
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  5. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

    Sad and shocking. He stands out on the rugby world stage.
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  6. felltogroundinberkeleysquare

    felltogroundinberkeleysquare Established commenter

    I know nothing of rugby, except it can be a dangerous game. However, I have a slight image of this man in my head, looking hale and hearty. What could have possibly happened?

    I don't think it wise to speculate, except that a well muscled man has inexplicably died, although having said that when I was training, a young lad of no more than 20 dropped dead on an enforced 5 mile run, and all was left was a tree to remember him by. Stuff happens, and other stuff happens too.
  7. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    It wasn't entirely unexpected @felltogroundinberkeleysquare

    He'd had a very serious kidney disease for a long time. I understand the end came suddenly but he wasn't at all a well man for a very long time.
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  8. rachel_g41

    rachel_g41 Established commenter

    GDW yes, I vaguely remembered having read he was ill but only after today's news. Whatever, still very sad.
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  9. rachelpaula008

    rachelpaula008 Star commenter

    I didn't know he had been ill and was very sad to hear the news earlier.

    He was a Powerhouse. A brilliant player.
  10. josienig

    josienig Star commenter

    Very sad. He was a a brilliant rugby player an a sporting icon. He'd had a kidney transplant 10 years ago but by all accounts was relatively healthy and had only returned home from the world cup. Reports I heard today is that he died in his sleep.
    I remember an opposing player saying that trying to haul him down was akin to a barnacle trying to stop a ship.
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  11. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    How sad-a tragedy at such a young age
    My abiding memory is Jonah picking up Will Carling who had the ball, and dropping him over the back line so no try could be scored. SOO funny!!
    He fought ill health for so long and was an inspiration and role model for so many.
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  12. josienig

    josienig Star commenter

    Listening to sports show now..his kidney transplant was from a living friend though it eventually failed and he had been on dialysis.
    They're playing excerpts from interviews with him..he was a lovely man who came through a tough early life to raise to the top of his sport.
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