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New Zealand legend Lomu died of cardiac arrest

Jonah Lomu has died aged just 40. Credit: PA

New Zealand team doctor John Mayhew says legend Jonah Lomu died of a heart attack.

Lomu passed away on Tuesday aged just 40 after suffering from a long history of kidney problems.

"The final mechanism was something caused the heart to go into cardiac arrest, most probably a cardiac or pulmonary event," Mayhew told the New Zealand Morning Herald.

"Cardiac arrest is the final pathway of the heart shutting down. That's all there is really."