Sam Dickson, the brother of Joshua “Josh” McKenzie Dickson, a New Zealand rugby union player, and the son of Alex Dickson, a former Arks player, passed away. Let’s see how did Sam Dickson die and his cause of death in detail.
How did Sam Dickson die?
Sam Dickson passed away on May 25, 2023. He was only 24 years old when he died. Sam reportedly waged a protracted struggle before tragically passing away last night in the presence of his family. His family is in our thoughts and prayers during this trying time.
A statement from the Otago University Rugby Football Club was issued in response to the loss of renowned rugby player Sam Dickson and the statement reads,
“It is with a heavy heart that today we bid farewell to Sam Dickson, Sam fought a long battle and sadly passed away last night surrounded by his family.
As a club and community, our heartfelt support and prayers go out to the Dickson family during this hard time. Tomorrow, we will have a minute of silence before each of our games and our A’s team will be retiring the 6 jersey for the game as a sign of respect for Sam who previously had worn this.”
Who was Sam Dickson?
Sam was born in 1999. He was a well-known Otago University Rugby Football Club player. Sam was the brother of New Zealand rugby union player Joshua “Josh” McKenzie Dickson and the son of former Arks player Alex Dickson.
Josh recently played as a lock for Otago in New Zealand’s local National Provincial Championship (NPC) and for the Highlanders in the international Super Rugby competition. He was a devoted son who was most renowned for his contagious sense of humor.
Sam was admired at school for his athletic ability, and he instilled a love of sports in all of his children. He has had such a profound impact on so many people’s lives.
Sam Dickson cause of death:
Sam, a former New Zealand schools and Otago representative flanker passed away. He recently played club rugby for Otago University and was a gifted flanker in his own right.
Dickson passed away after a long battle with cancer. The family will reveal Sam Dickson’s passing and funeral plans at a later time.
Tributes flooded social media after his demise news broke out. His friends and family members have paid him a heart-felt condolence messages.
Tributes to Sam Dickson:
Otago Boys’ High School posted,
With the news that ex-pupil Sam has passed away, it’s a sad day for our school. We acknowledge the fond memories of Sam and also acknowledge Sam’s brother and old boy Josh who was a Housemaster in our Hostel and also mum Sonya who worked in our Hostel and school canteen. Our aroha and prayers are with the Dickson family at this sad time. Rest in Peace Sam
Otago Boys’ High School Hostel posted,
With the news that old boy Sam has passed away, it is a sad day for OBHS and our old boys community. We acknowledge the fond memories of Sam and also acknowledge Sam’s brother and old boy Josh who was a Housemaster in our Hostel and also mum Sonya who worked in our Hostel and school canteen. Our aroha and prayers are with the Dickson family at this sad time. Rest in Peace Sam
Arkives Goldenoldies posted,
Just heard the sad news of the passing of Sam Dickson, son of Alex Dickson who formerly played for Arks (a few years back now). Condolences to the Dickson whanau from your Arks Western Australia whanau . Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Dave Clement commented,
Such a great young man and a massive loss to the Dickson family and the wider rugby community. Had a pleasure of knowing Sam during rugby times. Love from the Clement family.
Liane Topham-Kindley commented,
Absolutely tragic. Fond memories of Sam as a talented all-round sportsman. Our united love and thoughts to the Dickson whanau.
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