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Jonah Lomu, a leading New Zealand rugby union player, dies

  • Jonah Lomu, a leading New Zealand rugby union player, has died at the age of 40. According to media reports, Lomu had been diagnosed with a serious and rare kidney condition, which forced him to quit from the game. The player, who scored 43 tries in 73 matches between 1994 and 2002 for New Zealand, had a kidney transplant in 2004 but it stopped working in 2011. He leaves behind his wife and two sons.