Tributes pour in for Bok Legend Chester Williams
REACTION: The sudden death of legend Chester Williams has shocked the rugby fraternity.
It was confirmed on Friday that Williams has passed away from a heart attack at age of 49.
Below are some of the tributes from social media:
We are saddened to hear about the passing of @Springboks great Chester Williams. Chester was an iconic figure in world rugby, a fierce rival of the All Blacks on the field and a friend off it. You will be missed. Rest in love, Chester. pic.twitter.com/I1OTHvKiRI
— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) September 6, 2019
We are saddened to learn of the passing of @Springboks legend Chester Williams.
Our thoughts are with his family at this time.
Such an icon of the game. pic.twitter.com/c86dJReT89
— Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) September 6, 2019
A fantastic player on the pitch and a great person off it.
— British & Irish Lions (@lionsofficial) September 6, 2019
— Shane Williams (@ShaneWilliams11) September 6, 2019
RIP Iconic Springboks winger Chester Williams, 49.
Now the 4th member of that great 1995 World Cup winning South African team to die, along with Joost van der Westhuizen, James Small & Ruben Kruger.
And from that final, Jonah Lomu too. Very sad. pic.twitter.com/pzjjQvfRqQ
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 6, 2019
So saddened to hear of the passing of @Springboks great Chester Williams at just 49. A poignant symbol of the iconic RWC1995 and a lovely man. Thoughts and sympathies go out to his family and friends. #RIP
— Brett Gosper (@brettgosper) September 6, 2019
My childhood hero💔 I still can’t believe it…gone way too soon😢
My condolences go out to Chester’s family and close friends🙏🏽
Rest In Peace Chester Williams
Legend 🙌🏽#RIPChessie pic.twitter.com/8Xupmtfbei
— JP Pietersen (@jppietersen14) September 6, 2019
Everyone at England Rugby is saddened to hear of the passing of Rugby World Cup winner Chester Williams.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/DWJW0A1mM1
— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) September 6, 2019
— Jacques Burger (@Nabasboer) September 6, 2019
— World Rugby (@WorldRugby) September 6, 2019
Farewell Chester Williams. You transcended barriers of all kinds and will always stand as a beacon of transformation, determination and talent. pic.twitter.com/vdKnKQMNL0
— #IamUWC (@UWConline) September 6, 2019
Phil4:13 R.I.P. Legend😭 will be missed, thank you for all you’ve done for @WorldRugby , till that glorious morning, condolences to the family.🇿🇦🏆
— Waisale_Serevi (@Waisale_Serevi) September 6, 2019