Topic: Jonah Lomu

Jonah Lomu's family releases statement

Jonah Lomu's father in law, Mervyn Quirk has just released a statement to the public following the unexpected death of the world-renowned rugby legend.

He says, “We wish to thank all the people who have expressed their sympathies for our family at this incredibly difficult time.

“We are truly touched by the outpouring of love for Jonah and the support for our family.

“While we grieve for a husband, father, son, brother and good mate, we know that many people in New Zealand and around the world are mourning a very special individual.

“We are continuing to discuss with various parties, how we can best celebrate Jonah's life and allow people to commemorate his achievements and contributions during an all too short time on this earth."

Details of a funeral service have not yet been announced, however, arrangements are set to be finalised over the next few days.