Jonah Lomu’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

May 12, 1975

Death Date

November 18, 2015

Age of Death

40 years

Cause of Death

Cardiac Arrest


Rugby Player

The rugby player Jonah Lomu died at the age of 40 . Below is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Considered one of rugby’s first international superstars, he recorded 215 points in 73 appearances on New Zealand’s national team.

He was married to Tanya Rutter from 1996-2000 and Fiona Lomu from 2003-2008. He was married to Nadene Quirk at the time of his death and was survived by two young sons.



“It was like falling off a building and suddenly, bang, you hit the bottom. The first time it happened was on an ordinary day at home. I was taking down some curtains. I took one step, turned around, took another step and then I fell and hit my head hard on the rowing machine.” (Jonah Lomu)


“For me to get through the toughest periods in my life, I had to look within to find the energy to do it. I don’t give up. Never have. Never will.” (Jonah Lomu)


“Each haka has its own interpretation, but you have to make sure you are in unison with your team-mates; the haka should be a proper war cry.” (Jonah Lomu)


“It’s been a long road back to health and fitness for me. I am just glad to have been given the opportunity to do what I love most.” (Jonah Lomu)


“The biggest thing for me is just to get out on that field. Just to do that will be incredible.” (Jonah Lomu)