ALL Blacks legend Jonah Lomu has died at home in Auckland, aged 40.
Former All Blacks doctor John Mayhew confirmed on Wednesday that Lomu, survived by wife Nadene and young boys Brayley, 6, and Dhyreille, 5, died unexpectedly, although he has a long history of health issues.
Nadene Lomu said: “It is with great sadness that I must announce my dear husband Jonah Lomu died last night.
“As you can imagine, this is a devastating loss for our family and may I ask that our privacy, especially the privacy of our two very young boys, be respected as we take them through this traumatic time.”
Lomu has had a long running battle with kidney problems and had a life saving kidney transplant in 2004.