Joost van der Westhuizen


Age: 45

South African rugby player who won the 1995 World Cup with South Africa as newly elected president Nelson Mandela looked on and whose 15-12 victory helped to rally South Africans of all colors behind a nation emerging from apartheid.

Cause of Death: Motor neuron disease

Born: February 20, 1971

Died: February 6, 2017

Johannesburg, South Africa