The world of sport is in mourning following the tragic death of All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu.
Former New Zealand winger Lomu was 40-years-old. The All Blacks team doctor said it was an unexpected death, according to a report from New Zealand television station 3News.
Lomu had suffered from health problems since his retirement from playing in 2002 due to the rare kidney disease, Nephrotic syndrome.
The 40-year-old had a historic career for The All Blacks, making 63 test appearances.
Twitter has paid tribute to his incredible legacy on and off the field:
I am so, so devastated to hear of the passing away of @JONAHTALILOMU The greatest superstar and just a fabulous human being. Deeply saddened— Jonny Wilkinson (@JonnyWilkinson) November 18, 2015
Truly shocking news about Jonah Lomu. A giant who transformed and transcended his sport.— Owen Gibson (@owen_g) November 18, 2015
NZR CEO Steve Tew: "We're all shocked and deeply saddened at the sudden death of Jonah Lomu....— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) November 18, 2015
NZR CEO Steve Tew: "....We're lost for words and our heartfelt sympathies go out to Jonah's family....— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) November 18, 2015
NZR CEO Steve Tew: "....Jonah was a legend of our game and loved by his many fans both here and around the world."— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) November 18, 2015
RIP Jonah Lomu. One of my idols growing up. Sending prayers to your friends and family. Rest in peace uce ❤️ pic.twitter.com/5Hck4m9pYR— Beau Ryan (@therealbeauryan) November 18, 2015
Standing here. Cold and numb. 40 years old. Jonah Lomu. Legend. Just 40. Heartbreaking.— Jason Mohammad (@jasonmohammad) November 18, 2015
How the world will always remember the legend that is Jonah Lomu https://t.co/4qAGwd1Jtt— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) November 18, 2015
Jonah Lomu at his peak could run 100m in less than 11 seconds... When he was 115kg. The ultimate athlete. The greatest rugby player ever.— George Aylett (@GeorgeAylett) November 18, 2015
All-Blacks legend Jonah Lomu has died, aged 40. A true icon - rugby will forever be in his debt. RIP.— Off The Ball (@offtheball) November 18, 2015
A man that brought so much joy to me as a young lad has passed away. Thanks Jonah Lomu. You were a true gentle giant.— Nick Willis (@nickwillis) November 18, 2015
Genuinely shocked to hear the news of Jonah Lomu's death... One of the greatest wings in world Rugby— Dan Ludlam (@ludstar18) November 18, 2015
RIP Jonah Lomu, another rugby legend gone too soon,aged just 40.Our thoughts are with his family & friends pic.twitter.com/fBMbSrhbLN— Ospreys (@ospreys) November 18, 2015
On behalf of everyone at the Sydney Roosters, we send our condolences to the family and friends of Jonah Lomu. Rest in peace.— Sydney Roosters (@sydneyroosters) November 18, 2015
Had the pleasure of training and interviewing @JONAHTALILOMU. "Never be scared of failing, but you HAVE to know you tried your best." RIP— Gethin Jones (@GethincJones) November 18, 2015
RIP Jonah Lomu. One of the greatest of all time.