Lance Thompson dead at 40

St George Illawarra and Cronulla cult hero Lance Thompson has died aged 40 – sending shockwaves through the rugby league community.

It has been reported Thompson was found in his Cronulla unit on Thursday night by his 17-year-old daughter.

Police say the death was not suspicious and may have been a “medical incident”.

The red-headed forward debuted in 1995 and played 239 games for the Dragons and Sharks.

He also represented City Origin on five occasions.

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