Family, friends and co-stars mourn over the death of Pua Magasive. Known for his one of the best performances in Shortland Street, a daily soap based out in New Zealand. The actor has been appreciated for his talent and perceived as a kind and humorous soul.
Last Instagram post of Pua Magasive
The Shortland Street’s actor, Pua Magasive, posted a heartwarming picture on his Instagram account with the caption, “Can’t beat my view atm” while holidaying at the Pakiri Beach last week. The picture received an abundance of love from Pua’s followers all over social media.
On Saturday Morning, the body of the former actor of Shortland Street was found in Wellington. Later, a spokesperson from South Pacific Pictures confirmed his death. This led to a wave of grief all among the actor’s fan.
Shortland Street: Journey to remember
Pua Magasive gained global recognition for playing the role of Nurse Vinnie Kruse in Shortland Street for over seven years – appearing in more than 450 episodes. He is also remembered for featuring in TV shows like Power Rangers Ninja Storm and Dino Thunder, Outrageous Fortune, Sione’s Wedding, 30 Days of Night to name a few.
The news of the death of the actor absolutely devastated the entire cast and crew of Shortland Street.
Bond with the family
The thirty-eight-year-old star, Pua Magasiva, was born in Samoa and raised in Wellington with his older brother, actor, and colleague, Robbie Joseph Magasiva. Pua reportedly shared the special bond with his twin, Tanu and his brother, Robbie.
Shortland Steet’s Pau recalls being neither terrible nor angel in his childhood.
“Our parents had six kids to feed and there wasn’t much money to go around…I’ve always been the extrovert, the show off to the family,”
Pua revealed in an interview with New Zealand Women’s weekly in 2015.
Pau was survived by his wife Lizz Sadler and his daughter from his first marriage until his death.
The news shook the industry, leaving numerous heart-wrenched tributes for the Nurse Vienne of Shortland Street, aka Pau Magasiva.
I'm so devastated to hear about Pua. When I worked at Hauraki, he would smile and wave at me every single morning through the window. A smile and wave every day for a year without fail. I'm truly heartbroken, thoughts with his close friends and family.
— Melanie Bracewell (@meladoodle) May 11, 2019
Cheeky Pua. I’ll never forget that beautiful smile brother. My heart breaks for your aiga 💔
— Nicole Whippy (@NicoleWhippy) May 11, 2019
RIP Pua, I’m speechless. You were such a delightful, caring, kind and beautiful character. Always had a spring in your step. Much love @PuaMagasiva ❤️
— Mary Haddock-Staniland (@MaryHadStan) May 11, 2019