Fans and friends pay tribute to Pua Magasiva

Publish Date
Monday, 13 May 2019, 10:15AM

Tributes have been sent from far and wide following the passing of actor and our brother Pua Magasiva. 

Pua passed away in Wellington over the weekend at the age of 38. 

The Wake Up Call with Daz & Ast dedicated their show to Pua this morning, who was affectionately known by many of his mates as Pooz.

The boys asked our boss man Hayden to share some of his memories of Pua with our Flava whānau.

Pua's former co-host on Flava and close mate Sela Alo shared his thoughts on social media, saying that he was "struggling to come to terms with the news".

Tarsh Ieremia posted to Instagram and shared a video of Sela and Pua mucking around in the Flava studio, saying that she would "love to spend one more morning to hear Pua's classic laugh.

Current host of The Wake Up Call Ast has also taken the time to digest his thoughts on Pua's passing and shared them on his Instagram account.

Friends and fans of Pua have taken to social media to share their memories and messages for him.

Kiwi actor Shane Cortese, who also appeared on Shortland Street, shared his support on Twitter for Pua's whānau saying that his heart went out to them. 

Olympian Dame Valerie Adams sent her thoughts and prayers for Pua's whānau and friends, also posting to her Twitter account.

R&B artist Vince Harder wrote to social media: "No words uso, praying for your family at this time. Rest in love.".

Savage commented on a Flava Instagram post saying: "Man this is some sad sad news, fly high uso!!"

Singer Sammy J also took to Instagram to send his condolences, saying that Pua was the first person to interview him. 

Pua is set to be farewelled at a private funeral ceremony later this week in Wellington. 

His family today confirmed that the much loved father, son, husband and friend would be farewelled during a "private funeral ceremony for Pua's family and close friends in Wellington at the end of this week".

"The family have requested that the public and media respect their privacy at this time," a spokeswoman said.

Rest in Peace Pua x

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