Chester Williams, South African rugby legend, passed away at age 49

Chester Williams, South African rugby legend, passed away at age 49

Chester Williams, former Springbok player, has passed away after suffering a heart attack on Friday, 6 September. He was a rugby legend admired and beloved by all, and had just finished a gym session when he complained of pain in his chest. Chester was 49-years-old.

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Those who watched the 1995 Rugby World Cup will remember the pride with which everyone could burst when Chester Williams ran onto the field.

He played 27 Tests for the Springboks between 1993 and 2000, and scored 14 tries in that time. Chester was the SA Rugby Player of the Year in 1994.

Sadly, the legend has passed away at only 49, after a heart attack on Friday, 6 September, reports News24.

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It is reported that Chester had finished a gym session when he felt pain in his chest. He was taken to a hospital, but unfortunately passed away on arrival.

After a long week of depressing news, this comes as a sad reminder of how fragile and precious life is.

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As reported by The South African, Chester served as the head coach of the University of the Western Cape in Varsity Rugby.

Just a month ago, Briefly.co.za reported that another Bok legend, James Small, passed away, also suffering a heart attack. James was 50-years-old.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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