'I miss you': Robbie Magasiva's heartwrenching message to late brother Pua one year on

Robbie Magasiva has penned an emotional tribute to his late brother Pua on the first anniversary of the actor's death. 

"It's been year since my beloved brother Pua took his life. There's not a single day that I don't think of him. He's with me; I hold his ashes," Robbie wrote on Instagram on Monday. 

Pua, who starred on Shortland Street and once hosted the breakfast show on radio station Flava, was found dead in Wellington this time last year. 

His brother Robbie, also an actor, said grieving was just a part of his family's life now. 

Robbie paid tribute to Pua's daughter Jasmine as "an unfathomable tower of strength and love". He praised Jasmine's mother Kourtney​ Ngaamo​, who Pua married in 2012, but did not make mention of Pua's second wife Liz Sadler, who he was convicted of assaulting in a domestic violence incident in 2018. 

"People that truly knew Pua knew him as a beautiful soul who loved life. He was the first to help, always there for anyone in need. He wasn't perfect but he tried," Robbie wrote. 

"It was Mother's Day yesterday," the post continued. 

"All I could think about was what she must be going through. I remember her wailing 'I was supposed to go first'. 

"Today through our pain we celebrate his life. We will laugh, we will cry and sing and dance to his favourite old school RnB tunes."

Robbie ended the post by adding: "I miss you, and we will toast and honour you today."