Pua Magasiva, a 38-year-old actor best known for his portrayal of “The Red Wind Ranger” in Power Rangers Ninja Storm, was found unresponsive in his home early Saturday morning. New Zealand authorities responded to a distress call issued by an unknown informant, who upon discovering his lifeless pronounced him dead on the spot. According to the mandated police report, “no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death,” are readily apparent at this point in time.
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After serving as “Shane Clarke” on the Power Rangers’ spinoff Ninja Storm in 2003, Magasiva would go onto to enjoy a celebrated career on Shortland Street, one of New Zealand’s most popular television programs in the past decade or so.
“We are all absolutely devastated at the tragic news regarding Pua Magasiva,” Shortland Street’s production company (South Pacific) posted on social media after learning of his passing. “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.”