South Africa rugby legend Chester Williams has died at the age of 49 of a heart attack that was supposed.
Williams was among the most recognisable players at the Springboks squad that famously won the Rugby World Cup in 1995 on home soil.
He scored 14 tries in 27 Tests through an worldwide career that spanned seven years.
Williams remained involved after his retirement, and was employed as head coach for the University of Western Cape following coaching stints in Super Rugby and with the South Africa Sevens.
His departure comes less than two months following the death of his prior team-mate and fellow World Cup winner James Small, who died of a heart attack, aged 50.
News of Williams’ departure came on the day South Africa defeat Japan 41-7 in their final World Cup warm-up game before this season’s tournament.
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