Cape Town - Social media reacted with shock at the news that former Springbok wing Chester Williams passed away reportedly from a heart attack.

He was 49.

Williams played 27 Tests for South Africa from 1993 and 2000, scoring 14 tries in that time.

He was part of the Springbok team that won the 1995 Rugby World Cup on home soil.

Here's how Twitter reacted to the heartbreaking news: