Severely ill former Springbok player, Joost can der Westhuizen has passed away this afternoon after battling with his health for many years. The South African rugby player was 45. Over the weekend, he was rushed into hospital with media reporting that he had been in a critical condition.
He is survived by his wife is, singer Amor Vittone, a son and a daughter. In a Facebook status, the J9 Foundation announced that van der Westhuizen had been admitted to hospital and has just announced his passing. “It is with great sadness that we confirm the passing of Joost. He passed away in his home surrounded by his loved ones,” the status read.