Tragedy strikes All Black great's family after 'freak accident'

Riley Morgan
Sports Reporter
Andrew Hore's mother died after a "freak accident" on her central Otago farm. (Getty Images)

The father of New Zealand legend Andrew Hore has expressed his shock at the “freak accident” that killed his wife Sue on the weekend.

Sue Hore, mother of All Blacks legend Andrew Hore, died after she fell off a motorbike on the family’s farm in Central Otago on Saturday.

Police and WorkSafe are making inquiries into the death.

Sue’s husband Jim Hore was reportedly shutting a gate on the farm when the accident happened.

Jim told Stuff.co.nz that his wife died instantly in the “freak accident”.

“She just fell out of the bike, I don't know whether she took a turn or not, [there were] no words or anything,” he told the publication.

Andrew Hore (L) of the All Blacks talks to coach Steve Hanson during a New Zealand All Blacks training session at Linfield Park on June 12, 2012 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)

He tried to call emergency services and perform CPR following the incident.

"She didn't even move, didn't even make a noise ... she just died instantly,” he said.

"I had poor cellphone coverage, I didn't want to leave her lying by herself so I just battled it out."