Legendary rugby player Jonah Lomu has died suddenly at the age of 40. The New Zealand winger, who scored 37 tries in 63 appearances for his country, had suffered from health problems for several years, according to reports. Kidney disease cut short his career and forced him to retire from the sport in 2002.
At 6’5″, Lomu was an imposing figure on the pitch, and shot to international fame during the 1995 World Cup, scoring seven tries, including four in one match against England (the first of which was famous for the way Lomu ran right over an England player.) After rugby became professional in the 1990s, Lomu was one of the game’s first millionaires, a certified star of the sport.