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John Lintmeijer Death Sparks Tributes On Social Media, Cause Of Death



In the early hours of today, news of Former first-grade player, John Lintmeijer’s death surfaced online. The legendary Australian former athlete was reported to have died yesterday May 15, 2022, at the age of 50.

The cause of his death was not made known to the public at the time of filing this report.

His death news has sparked countless tributes from friends and fans who trooped into the social media to share stories of good memories they shared with John.

Reacting to his death, Western Suburbs Magpies through their official Facebook page described Lintmeijer as a gentleman and also a lovely guy.

Read Below As Shared By The Club:

Western Suburbs Magpies are saddened to learn of the passing of former Reserve Grade player, John Lintmeijer, who passed away at the age of 50.

John played 18 Reserve Grade games for the Magpies at Campbelltown back in 1995. “He was a gentleman and a lovely guy,” former Magpie Brian Cook said.

Cook coached the Magpie’s reserve grade of that season. John had a first-grade debut prior with South Sydney Rabbitohs as well as Reserves for Illawarra Steelers and Metropolitan Cup (known today as Ron Massey Cup) for Newtown Jets.

Thoughts are with John’s family at this time.

Who Was John Lintmeijer? Few Things You Need To Know About Him!

Born in 1972 in Sydney, John Lintmeijer was a former first-grade player. He played 18 Reserve Grade games for the Magpies at Campbelltown back in 1995.

John Joseph Lintmeijer played over 200 games with the Gymea Gorillas as a junior. The club named their finest ever team to commemorate their 50th anniversary in 2012. Mr. Lintmeijer was chosen on the wing with Jesse Caine (center) and Greg Nixon, both former Souths players (five-eighth). Souths’ finest coach was Bill Anderson, who led them from 1980 to 1982.

The quick winger played for Sydney Under-17s and NSW Under-17s in 1989. In 1992, Souths graded him, and over his two seasons with the Rabbitohs, he appeared in 49-grade games, scoring 20 tries. He made his first-grade debut in 1992 when he came on as a replacement against Wests at Sydney Football Stadium (Round 21), and his career was nearly cut short as he was diagnosed with a dangerous renal ailment. At the Rabbitohs, his first-grade playing number is #821.


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