South Africa is mourning the loss of one of its greatest ever rugby players, Joost van der Westhuizen.
The former Springbok captain died following a six-year battle with motor neuron disease.
The 45-year-old had been battling motor neuron disease since 2011.
On Saturday, the J9 Foundation confirmed on its Facebook page that the 45-year-old, who suffered from motor neuron disease, had been admitted to hospital.
Before his passing, he had been confined to a wheelchair.
Van der Westhuizen played 89 times for the Springboks, captaining them at the 1999 Rugby World Cup.
Tributes have been pouring in on social media and many South Africans have remembered Van der Westhuizen as the greatest scrum half of his generation.
Take a listen to 1995 Rugby World Cup hero Joel Stransky pay tribute to the rugby legend:
#RIPJoost - Curated tweets by Radio702
He's been such a big part for so many people's live for such a long time. He fought so bravely.— Joel Stransky, former South African fly-half
WATCH: Remembering Former Springbok Joost van der Westhuizen