Football player originally from Tonga of retirement in 2002 had a lot of health problems due to a rare kidney disease. He returned to the field in 2005, but two years later and definitely left the rugby.
He had a kidney transplant in 2004, but his body rejected in 2011, since he was dependent on dialysis. “I just want to stay alive in order to see their children to a full 21 years,” said Lomu in August this year.
Favorite son of New Zealand was a role model for generations of young men who, like him, grew up in Oakland Olic, and he saved my life in football violence and crime. It will forever be remembered for his breakthrough at the World Cup 1995 in South Africa, when as an inexperienced teenager such as bulldozers passed literally through several players in England. He was the youngest representative of New Zealand with only 19 years, beating the old record of 90 years. Unfortunately, the finals of South Africa 1995 was the closest he came up to the world title.
As perhaps the biggest star of world football Lomu has participated in numerous humanitarian actions, campaigns, and in some commercials that are remembered. He died on November 18 in Oakland, the day after returning from vacation after the World Cup in the UK, where he worked as a promoter .
Lomu has opted for rugby when the working-class suburb in Auckland watched as his friend stabbed to death, ruling him out of the streets and gangs. Rugby has given him not only a new direction, but also a way to express the anger he felt for violent upbringing and because it is such a small watched his father beating his mother. Lomu is at the peak of his career he was talking to Nelson Mandela and Hollywood comedian Robin Williams was fascinated by him, since he was wearing a hat, “All Blacks”. The player was a guest parliaments and palaces. His father semis Lomu was a factory worker, extremely religious, and strictly disciplined their children. His mother Happy held the family together and represented a barrier between father and son. “At times it was the best possible dad. It was only when he started drinking, then we would not get along. He was very violent when he was drunk,” Lomu said in an interview in 2013. “Mom was always there to protect children. And when my dad wanted to beat children, they would have prevented the time. It has built up so much in me.” When he was a year ago, Lomu was sent to Tonga, where it is over the next five years raising her aunt, which he thought was his mother. When he returned to New Zealand, rebelled against a strict father, which led to alienation and led him to found society on the streets. “That’s what has hardened rugby.