Former All Black Dylan Mika Has Died, Aged 45
Former All Black Dylan Mika has died, aged 45.
New Zealand Rugby announced the news of his passing yesterday & his family have also released a statement.
RIP Tiumalu Dylan Mika - #AllBlack982. It's with sadness we confirm that the former All Black & Manu Samoa star passed away suddenly today. Our thoughts are with his family. Ia manuia lou malaga.
— New Zealand Rugby (@NZRugby) March 20, 2018
"Dylan was a very much-loved husband and father to Tracy and their daughter, Marley, and dearly loved son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend," the statement read.
"He was a hugely talented athlete, well-respected in the Samoan community and abroad, but just as importantly to his friends and family a warm, wonderful and caring man.
"Gone far too soon at the age of just 45."
Our thoughts are with the friends, family, teammates and opponents of former All Black and Samoa star, Dylan Mika, who has passed away aged 45.@nzrpa @PacificIslandPAhttps://t.co/iRY0lpv5ce pic.twitter.com/xxbKaxBoUW
— RUPA (@RugbyPlayersAus) March 20, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dylan's family and friends. <3