Willie Lose Death Cause: Willie Lose was a famous Los’e was a Tongan rugby union player who played as a lock from New Zealand.
Willie Lose played for many years and after his retirement, he began working as a radio host and TV commentator.
Sadly, Willie Lose has been confirmed dead. He died on September 7, 2022 at the age of 55 in South Africa.
How Did Willie Lose Die?
In the 1990s, Los’e also played for Auckland and North Harbour at the provincial level. He passed away in South Africa, where he was scheduled to commentate this weekend’s Rugby Sevens World Cup. His employers confirmed the death in a social media post.
We are very sorry to hear that Willie Los’e passed away last night in South Africa. Willie was a long-serving and highly-regarded member of the Sky Sport commentary team and the wider Sky family.
Our thoughts and condolences are with Willie’s whānau at this time 🖤 pic.twitter.com/LIKSimo54V
— Sky Sport NZ (@skysportnz) September 8, 2022
Los’e earned a reputation for himself in the provincial game before representing Tonga at the 1995 World Cup after finishing a great scholastic career at Kelston Boys High School playing First XV alongside Va’aiga Tuigamala. He also played rugby for several years in Japan.
According to New Zealand’s Stuff website, Los’e passed away from “a medical event”.
His family confirmed the death in a statement:
“The Los’e whanau would like to thank Karl Te Nana, Bailey Mackey, and World Rugby boss Steve Jamieson for contacting us directly from South Africa this morning relating to the sudden passing of our brother Willie.
“We ask that as a whanau, we be given time to process and work through our devastating loss and the logistics of repatriation of our brother, father, uncle, and son home. We are awaiting details from Cape Town.
“Thanks to Steve Jamieson who has spoken to the New Zealand High Commission, who will be heading to Cape Town tomorrow to help with the repatriation of Willie’s body to bring him home to Aotearoa.
“We as a whanau are thankful to all Willie’s friends from around the world who have sent to Willie’s friends from around the world who sent their condolences and support.
“Nga mihi nui ki a koutou.”
During his playing days, Los’e played for New Zealand under-21s and three Tests for Tonga in 1995. The lock forward represented Auckland, North Harbour, and Marlborough in New Zealand, while he also had a stint in Japan with Yamaha Jubilo.
Willie Lose Cause of Death
Willie Lose died on September 7, 2022 at the age of 55 in South Africa. His cause of death is yet to be determined.
Willie Lose Wife
The name and identity of Willie Loses wife is yet to be made public. He kept his private life private.
Willie Lose Children
Willie Lose could have had kids but there is no information currently about them.
Willie Lose Obituary
The final funeral arrangement of Willie Lose will soon be communicated.
Willie Lose Net Worth
Willie Lose had an estimated net worth of $1 million at the time he died. Ngnews 247