Jonah Lomu
Lomu, an icon of rugby union, dead at 40 Getty

New Zealand icon Jonah Lomu has died aged 40. Regarded as one of rugby union's greatest of all time, Lomu won 63 caps for the All Blacks but had battled kidney disorders since the end of 1995 when he was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome. He retired from the game in 2002 and underwent a kidney transplant two years later but the organ stopped functioning in 2011.

Lomu's death has shaken the sporting world with tributes flooding in from the biggest names in rugby and beyond.

Dan Carter - New Zealand international and three-time player of the year

Sean Fitzpatrick - Former New Zealand captain and Lomu's teammate

Jonny Wilkinson - World Cup winner with England

David Beckham - Former England football captain

John Key - New Zealand Prime Minister

Liverpool Football Club

Alessandro Del Piero - Former Italy and Juventus star

British and Irish Lions