September 12, 2022
Family, football and culture close to heart for Los’e
Fellow Sky Sports commentator Ken Laban says Willie Los’e has made a huge contribution to the craft.
Mr Los’e died in Cape Town where he was preparing to cover the South African round of the Rugby Sevens.
The former lock of Tongan-Maori descent was 55.
Mr Laban says he was a larger than life character.
“He was an elegant dresser, an eloquent speaker, he had an entertaining personality and he was also detailed in his research and preparation, he was an accomplished professional broadcaster both in radio and television. Of course like all Maori and Pacific brought up in the cultural environments we are, family, football, faith, culture especially were near and dear to his heart,” he says.
Willie Los’e has been a major part of the World Sevens circuit for more than a decade so his voice and personality are known around the world.