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'RIP Pua': Tributes pour in for actor Pua Magasiva

Pua Magasiva
Source: Stuff New Zealand

Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — Pua Magasiva isbeing remembered for his humour, kindness and talent by friends, colleagues and stars from around the world. 

The former Shortland Street actor was found dead in Wellington on Saturday morning. There were no suspicious circumstances, police said. 

A spokesperson from South Pacific Pictures confirmed his death. 

The 38-year-old was best known for his role as Shortland Street nurse Vinnie Kruse, who he played for more than seven years.

The Samoa-born star was raised in Wellington with older brother and fellow actor Robbie. 

As well as appearing in more than 450 Shortland Street episodes, he was known for his roles in Power Rangers Ninja StormSione's Wedding, and television series Auckland Daze and Outrageous Fortune.  

He leaves a daughter from his first marriage and wife Lizz Sadler, who he married last year.