NZ stars pay tribute to Pua Magasiva, a 'bloody good guy'

Famous Kiwis have paid respects to actor Pua Magasiva, who was found dead in Wellington on Saturday.

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The 38-year-old's family have confirmed the death and are gathering in Wellington. Source: 1 NEWS

Dame Valerie Adams:

Taika Waititi:

Shortland Street released a statement on Twitter and Instagram:

Mike Puru:

Vince Harder:

Jason Chan – Power Rangers actor (Facebook post)

"Unbelievably sad to hear this news. Our dear friend, fellow actor in Ninja Storm was such a ball of energy, so full of life and inspired all around him to live to the fullest. I will always remember his smiles, giggling, deep laughter in all circumstances. RIP Pua Magasiva you will be dearly missed!"

The New Zealand music industry have taken to Instagram as well.

Monty Betham:

Ido Drent:

Glenn McMillan:

J Williams:

"Rest in love USO! Nothing but love and prayers to the family. You’re with God now! Rest easy."

Flava Radio:

"RIP to our brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with his whanau and friends."

Sammy J (Johnson):

"You were the first person to ever interview me, I remember I was so green and nervous, and you helped me find my own voice when it came to interviews simply by allowing me to be as weird as I was. Even as your career progressed you always had time for me, you always checked in to see how the music was going.. it makes me sad.. maybe I should have checked in on you.. you’ll be missed Pua. Til we meet again."

Adam Tuominen:

Shane Cortese: