Remembering Jonah: Rugby legend Jonah Lomu's life in pictures

We remember the rugby star and All Black great a year on from his death, age 40.

All Black Legend Jonah Lomu
All Black Legend Jonah Lomu

His life was cut tragically short in November 2015, but Jonah Lomu packed in more than the majority into his 40 years - including playing for the greatest rugby side on the planet.

His widow, Nadene Lomu, has thanked New Zealand a year on from his untimely death in a statement issued by the New Zealand Rugby Players' Association.

"Firstly, I want to express my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all of those people who have supported our boys and myself since Jonah's death a year ago," she said.

"There have been many of you who have helped us through the toughest year of our lives.

"At this especially difficult time we want to keep a low profile and not make any public appearances, which I am sure people can understand.

"While every day is a challenge without Jonah, this first anniversary is particularly poignant for us all."

She said the couple's sons, Brayley, 7, and Dhyreille, miss their dad every day.

"We have a tight support team now and we are so lucky with the love of our family, friends and the church."

Here, we remember the All Black great in pictures, from the start of his career to his last few weeks on earth.