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Jonah Lomu dies: Tributes paid to rugby legend

Lomu, posing for a photo outside in Queenstown, New Zealand Image copyright Allsport
Image caption A legend in his home country, Jonah Lomu played in 63 games with the All Blacks

Jonah Lomu, the All Blacks player widely regarded as one of the greatest rugby players of all time, has died at the age of 40.

He had been suffering from a rare kidney disorder and was undergoing dialysis.

New Zealanders, fans and members of the worldwide rugby community have been paying tribute.

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Image caption Steve Tew, the head of New Zealand Rugby Union
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Image caption New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key paid his respects...
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Image caption ... as did former prime minister Helen Clark
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Image caption New Zealand radio host Grant Kereama donated a kidney to Jonah Lomu in 2004
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Image caption Jonah Lomu's performance against England in the 1995 World Cup, is rated as one of rugby's best ever
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Image caption A tribute came from the Wallabies, Australia's rugby union team
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Image caption Australian professional rugby player Israel Folau posted an image of himself with Lomu
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Image caption Former All Blacks captain Sean Fitzpatrick
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Image caption At 19, Lomu was the youngest player ever to play an international with the All Blacks - then went on to the World Cup aged 20
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Image caption All Black and double World Cup winner Sonny Bill Williams
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Image caption Former England rugby captain Jonny Wilkinson
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Image caption Lomu had posted pictures of himself at the Rugby World Cup final in London on 31 October
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Image caption Former Welsh international Lee Byrne
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Image caption The Rugby Players' Association
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Image caption England international Mike Brown
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Image caption Welsh kicker Jonathan Davies summed up the feelings of many fellow players
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Image caption Cardiff - one of Lomu's former teams - paid their own tribute
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Image caption Jonah Lomu played for Cardiff late in his playing career
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Image caption All Blacks player Dan Carter
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Image caption Australia rugby player Kurtley Beale
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Image caption Zane Lowe, former BBC Radio 1 host and fellow Kiwi
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Image caption Danny Cipriani, from England's Sale Sharks, was one of many inspired to take up the game by Jonah Lomu
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Image caption Kieron Fonotia, player for The Crusaders and Tasman Makos, had his own way of being influenced by "hero" Lomu
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Image caption Some fans paid their respects with kind humour

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