Former New Zealand rugby international Dylan Mika has died suddenly at the age of 45.
Flanker Mika played seven Tests for the All Blacks and was a member of their 1999 World Cup squad.
He died at his home in Auckland on Tuesday, leaving a wife and daughter."It is with great sadness that the family of Dylan announce that he passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at his home in Auckland," his family said in a statement published on the All Blacks website.
"Dylan was a very much loved husband to Tracy, father to their daughter Marley, and dearly loved son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend.
"He was a hugely talented athlete, well respected in the Samoan community and abroad but just as importantly to his friends and family a warm wonderful caring man. Gone far too soon at the age of just 45."