Joost van der Westhuizen dies on Monday. How did Joost van der Westhuizen died is quiet an inevitable question as he unfortunately lost his battle with motor neuron disease. South African rugby legend and scrumhalf Joost van der Westhuizen has died in Johannesburg at the age of 45, the J9 Foundation confirmed on Monday.
Van der Westhuizen was rushed to hospital in a critical condition on Saturday, his J9 Foundation confirmed. Despite stabilising and showing signs of acknowledging those around him, Van der Westhuizen passed away on Monday afternoon. Van der Westhuizen lived in Johannesburg and is survived by his wife, singer Amor Vittone, a son and a daughter