Pua Magasive brother opened up about the New Zealand actor’s sudden death. He had to break the news to their parents. The Shortland Street and Power Rangers star was found dead at a Wellington house on 11 May.
His older brother Robbie Mmagasiva learned about his younger brother’s unexpected death from Pua’s twin Tanu. he said he would never forget the heartbreaking call. Hence, he had to make their father Ropati and mother Salafa.
There is a picture of Pua Magasive with his wife Lizz Sadler, who died in a Wellington home. According to Wentworth star,” that was not a good phone call when Dad answered. he was all chipper, and then I had to tell him and started wailing.”
Moreover, he had to tell her, I would never hear that before, and in the background, I could hear Mum yelling, What’s wrong, What’s wrong?
Robbie was nominated for the most outstanding actor at last week’s Logie awards and told that the whole family was grieving almost two months on. Also, he said, life will never be the same for us. No suspicious circumstances were surrounding Pua’s death.
Robbie Magasiva posted a photo of Pua and an Instagram post after the sudden death of the actor. Magasiva said he wished he would be seen the warning signs earlier and had done more to helo Pua.
He urged people to check on friends battling mental health problems. Robbie said, ” When I was in Melbourne, I had reached out and said I was worried about him. I could foresee the fall, and I would suggest a counselor, but he did not want to hear it.
I guess if any good comes out of Pua’s death. I urge you to surround yourselves with people you trust and check on your mates. Pua is well known for playing Red Wind Ranger Shame Clarke in Power Rangers Ninja Storm and nurse Vinnie Kruse in New Zealand.
Magasiva had a tattoo on his arm in tribute to his brother. The Samoa-born actor was raised in Wellington and had celebrated his first wedding anniversary with his second wife, Lizz Sadler. The couple married in 2018 after meeting on Instagram.
They have an eight-year-old daughter from his first marriage. His brother shared a heartbreaking Instagram post before the family held a private ceremony. Robbie wrote, ” My heart is broken, and I miss you so much, Pua we all do. Rest now. I love Pua.”
Friends and Family were both shocked due to the sudden death of Pua with a flood of online tributes. Sally Martin was cast in Shortland street alongside Mr. Magasiva and paid tribute to the star in the form of a lengthy poem.
In the poem, she spoke of how much she loved and missed the actor. I wouldn’t say I like your demons and love your guts; I’m miss you, the concluding line of her poem read.
The biggest role of Pua was playing nurse Vinnie on soap Shortland Street. Shane Cortese, a co-star who shared a touching post online. My heart goes out to the Magasiva family and the extended television alumni who had the honor of seeing the glint in the eyes and the sound of his hearty laugh close hand.
The post read we are absolutely devastated at the tragic news regarding Pua Magasiva.
He was a much-loved member of the South Pacific Pictures family for many years. Our hearts always thoughts go out to his family at this time.
Sally Martin’s poem dedicated to Pua Magasiva:
Have had too many of my moments
This week at work
Where my heart has stumbled
And I’ve lost my breath
You know, those moments
My moments, you know well
When with a single glance
You could somehow see
My spirit falter⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Those moments that you saw me through
When you’d play a prank
Make a joke
When you’d distract all the eyes
And all the lenses
To just give me a chance
To stand behind a door
To gather myself in private
To carry on⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I would’ve done that for you⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
People would’ve lined up to do that for you⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Lined up to hold you through a million rough moments⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I wonder if you can see them all now
Lining up to hold your family
Hold your girls
Your precious girls
I hope you can see them now
All these people
Who love you so hard⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I hate your demons
But I love your guts
And man, I’mma miss you