Pua Magasiva dead:  The actor who played the Red Ranger on “Power Rangers Ninja Storm,” was found dead Saturday in New Zealand.

According to reports, the actor was found unresponsive after Police were called to a Wellington home early in the early hours of Saturday.

A police spokesperson said Saturday there were “no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death,” according to the paper.

Pua Magasiva dead – age 38

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

A post on the Shortland Street Instagram page said staff were “absolutely devastated” at the news.

“Pua was a much loved member of the South Pacific Pictures’ family for many years and our hearts and thoughts go out to Pua’s family at this time.” they wrote

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 Storm, Sione’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.

Magasiva married Lizz Sadler in April 2018 after meeting on Instagram.


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