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RIP Kato Ottio

Post by Krypto » January 9, 2018, 6:46 am

There are reports Kato has passed away. If true, that's very sad, only 23y.o. :thumbsdown

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Post by Bay53 » January 9, 2018, 6:55 am

I think there are more than enough twitter accounts etc (including Jack Wighton instagram) to suggest that it is true.

Very, very sad news.

Don’t know what else to say.

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Post by Bay53 » January 9, 2018, 6:59 am

Sadly GE here it is.

http://www.widnesvikings.co.uk/article/ ... kato-ottio" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by dubby » January 9, 2018, 7:00 am

It's confirmed:

http://Www.widnesvikings.co.uk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;.

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Post by greeneyed » January 9, 2018, 7:04 am

Widnes Vikings confirm new signing Kato Ottio has passed away aged 23

Widnes Vikings are shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Kato Ottio, 23.

James Rule, CEO of Widnes Vikings, says: “We are devastated to learn that Kato Ottio has passed away this afternoon. Kato was an incredibly talented player, with a bright future ahead of him in Rugby League.

This news is all the more tragic, because Kato was due to travel to the UK this week to fulfil his dream of playing first-grade Rugby League. We had been in regular contact with Kato and were excited to welcome a bright, excited and passionate young man, who had genuine potential for the future.

Having only learned this morning that Kato had developed a sudden health issue whilst training yesterday, we are in absolute shock to now receive this tragic news. We will be liaising closely with his loved ones to offer them our condolences and support at this difficult time. Widnes Vikings will of course be looking to celebrate Kato’s life and pay our sincere respects to someone who we believe would have become a hero at our Club.

Whilst we are coming to terms with this news, and still learning the full facts of this situation, we are unable to comment further at this time.”

Denis Betts, Head Coach of Widnes Vikings, says: “To receive this tragic news is heart-breaking. All of us saw at the World Cup the incredible gifts that Kato had, and his potential to forge a great career in Rugby League. Moreover, in all of our interactions with him, we found Kato to be a person of great character, who was excited to be following his dreams. On behalf of the coaching team, staff and players at Widnes Vikings, I would like to offer our sincere condolences to Kato’s loved ones.”

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http://www.widnesvikings.co.uk/article/ ... kato-ottio" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Former Canberra Raiders winger Kato Ottio dead at 23: http://www.news.com.au/sport/nrl/raider ... 453a1609ed" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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R. I. P. Kato Ottio

Post by gangrenous » January 9, 2018, 7:07 am

Shocking news.

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Post by FROG » January 9, 2018, 7:12 am

Shattered for the bloke and his family and friends.... So much potential and would have played first grade for the club had it not been for injury. RIP mate

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Post by Rick » January 9, 2018, 7:22 am

Absolutely devastating.


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Post by greeneyed » January 9, 2018, 7:24 am

Very sad. RIP Kato, lost too young.
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Post by Toviii » January 9, 2018, 7:26 am

Shattered by this. Thoughts go out to his family and loved ones


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Post by Kryptonite » January 9, 2018, 7:31 am

My god this is terrible news, just makes you realise how life can be taken away at the blink of an eye, be kind and tolerant to each other

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Post by Matt » January 9, 2018, 7:35 am

Awful awful awful news.
23 is waaaaay too young.
I feel for his family

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Post by Campo88 » January 9, 2018, 7:48 am

Holy ****.
He'll definitely be missed :(
Thoughts are with his family and friends....

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Post by Manbush » January 9, 2018, 8:01 am

Kryptonite wrote:My god this is terrible news, just makes you realise how life can be taken away at the blink of an eye, be kind and tolerant to each other
And enjoy life, don’t sweat the small stuff life’s too short and can end any time.

So devastating losing someone so young, thoughts are with his family and friends.
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Post by edwahu » January 9, 2018, 8:06 am

Terrible news. RIP.

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R. I. P. Kato Ottio

Post by KingDynamite » January 9, 2018, 8:07 am

Awful news. Thoughts with Kato’s family through this tough time. RIP.
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Post by -PJ- » January 9, 2018, 8:10 am

Terrible...just terrible.
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Post by -GD- » January 9, 2018, 8:10 am

What heartbreaking news. RIP Kato :(

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Post by greeneyed » January 9, 2018, 8:14 am

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Post by Dusty » January 9, 2018, 8:17 am

Deeply saddened by this news. Condolences to his family and friends. Condolences to all involved at the Raiders too. I’m sure he was a friend to many. Hopefully the club can do something in his memory.


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Post by Makaveli » January 9, 2018, 8:39 am

Wow, terrible news. May he rest in peace.

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Post by Ilanraiders » January 9, 2018, 8:39 am

Really sad. Our prayers and thoughts are with his loved ones.

I really do hope the raiders and/or Mounties do something in honour of him.
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Post by Northern Raider » January 9, 2018, 8:48 am

wow, thats awful news.
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Post by julian87 » January 9, 2018, 8:51 am

Absolutely tragic. His family should be proud of the young bloke for having such a fair dinkum crack at his dream.
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Post by Brew » January 9, 2018, 9:00 am

Lost for words.

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Post by greeneyed » January 9, 2018, 9:01 am

Canberra Raiders statement regarding Kato Ottio

The Canberra Raiders are deeply saddened and shocked to learn of the passing of former player Kato Ottio. Coach Ricky Stuart was deeply saddened to hear of Kato’s passing this morning.

“Receiving the devastating news this morning knocked me for six. It was hard to believe given the age of Kato and how I remembered him here, I am really lost for words. Kato was an important part of our club and very close mate to all our boys and staff.

Read more: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/01 ... ato-ottio/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Ex-Canberra Raiders and Papua New Guinea centre Kato Ottio dies aged 23: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/rugby-l ... 0fe68.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by zim » January 9, 2018, 9:05 am

Terrible news. Thoughts are with his family.

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Post by The Nickman » January 9, 2018, 9:36 am

What an absolute tragedy, this is shocking news. RIP Kato and my deepest condolences to this family.
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Post by bonehead » January 9, 2018, 9:39 am

Terrible news
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Post by Pete Cash » January 9, 2018, 9:40 am

What a tragedy. Just heartbreaking to hear of a young bloke passing away like that.

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Post by Gorilla » January 9, 2018, 10:29 am

Very saddening rest easy Kato

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Post by cat » January 9, 2018, 10:58 am

seemed like a wonderful young man fighting for his dreams.

big hug and love to all the players and staff at the raiders, especially to the rehab group and medical team who spent hours together when he did his ACL

Katto taught us to fight for our dreams and for our family/future. He was a wonderful humble guy who fought injury, new language and culture , severe homesickness and all the normal footy player stuff to make it as a football player

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Post by -PJ- » January 9, 2018, 11:02 am

Well said cat....
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Post by yurithe1 » January 9, 2018, 11:14 am

Tragic news. I have no doubt he would have been a sensation in the Super League and represented PNG for many years to come.
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Post by greeneyed » January 9, 2018, 12:01 pm

Tributes flow for former Canberra Raiders winger Kato Ottio after his passing, aged 23

Former Canberra Raiders player Kato Ottio has died from a "sudden health issue" just days before flying out for a chance to make his first-grade rugby league debut in England's Super League.

Papua New Guinea star David Mead has led the tributes for his 2017 World Cup teammate, who died aged 23 while training in PNG ahead of linking with the Widnes Vikings.

Read more: https://au.sports.yahoo.com/league/a/38 ... -teammate/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Former Raiders winger Kato Ottio dies at 23: https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/01/09/for ... ies-at-23/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Ex-Raiders player Ottio dies suddenly: https://wwos.nine.com.au/2018/01/09/10/ ... s-suddenly" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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