Former Rugby League Cult Hero Kyle White Dies in His Sleep
Remembering a Fearless Rugby League Star
The rugby league community is mourning the loss of former Bulldogs and Wests Magpies cult hero Kyle White, who passed away in his sleep at the age of 53. White was widely loved for his fearless mentality and fierce style of play on the field.
A Long Career in Rugby League
Kyle White played first grade for the Canterbury Bulldogs, Western Suburbs Magpies, and Illawarra Steelers over a 10-year career in the 1990s. He gained a passionate following for his unique style of play, which saw him taking on players far bigger in size and weight.
Personal Struggles After Retirement
Following his retirement from rugby league, White struggled with personal issues. In 2019, he was reported missing, and his family had to plead for help. He was eventually found wandering the streets of Warwick in Queensland.
Tributes for a Rugby League Icon
Many of White’s former clubs and rugby league personalities have paid their respects following his untimely death. Widnes Vikings spoke of how popular he was with fans while playing for the British team. Workington Town also shared a tribute, describing White as a “fearsome sight with and without the rugby ball” and a “great character to have around the club.”
A Brother’s Heartbreaking Words
Kyle White’s brother, Josh, announced the news of his death on Facebook, saying that he was devastated by the loss of his idol and inseparable friend. Josh shared that the two had gone through many ups and downs over the years, but he would always love his brother.
The End of a Tough Journey
Despite the challenges he faced after retiring from rugby league, Kyle White will be remembered as one of its fiercest and most fearless stars. The rugby league community is saddened by his loss and is celebrating the life of an icon that had an impact on the sport both on and off the field.