Rugby Player

Colin Meads, R. I. P. – Cause of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death

The rugby player Colin Meads passed away at age 81, this age of death has to be considered impressive. What was the cause of death? Below is all you want to know regarding the death of Colin Meads and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

New Zealand rugby icon who is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the sport’s history. He played for the All Blacks from 1957 to 1971 and was named New Zealand’s Player of the Century at the 1999 NZRFU Awards.

He grew up on a sheep farm near Te Kuiti and played his first rugby union game for King Country in 1955.

The trophy given each year to the winner of the Heartland Championship is named the Meads Trophy in his honor.

How did Colin Meads die?

Colin Meads' death was caused by pancreatic cancer.

He died on 20 August 2017, as a result of cancer. As a mark of respect many New Zealanders placed rugby balls outside the front doors of their homes. Meads is buried in the Te Kuiti New Cemetery.

Information about the death of Colin Meads
Cause of deathPancreatic Cancer
Age of death81 years
ProfessionRugby Player
BirthdayJune 3, 1936
Death dateAugust 20, 2017
Place of deathTe Kuiti Hospital, Te Kuiti, New Zealand
Place of burialN/A