, 9 September 2018 Posted September 9, 2018 08:01:09 I’m so happy to hear the news that my husband, former Newcastle Knights star and New Zealand international Sam Burgess, has passed away at the age of 65.

I think he will be missed and loved by so many.

He is a lovely man and the best mate you will ever have.

He was the love of my life and I’m heartbroken for the family and everyone that knew him.

I’ve been through so much in my life.

I miss him every day and will always remember his laughter, his laughter at my jokes and his love of the game.

I’m devastated and I want to say thank you to everyone for their thoughts and support.

I know I have a huge void to fill but I will be there for you.

Sam was a lovely person and always loved rugby league.

He has had a life filled with ups and downs and I think this is a great loss for all of us.