The entertainment world has lost a rising star.
Tavita karika, who appeared in the first season of New Zealand Bachelorette and Heartbreak Island, died at the age of 31 years.
The reality TV personality’s family announced the heartbreaking news earlier this week on the online fundraising site Givealittle.
“With heavy hearts we announce that our friend Tavita Antoni Karika is dead,” reads a statement. “On April 29, 2021, Tavita took his last breath and thus our hearts. If you had the pleasure of knowing Tavita, you know how difficult this is for his family, friends and everyone who loved him.”
At this point, it is unknown what the cause of death of the star is.
In addition, Tavitas is a former co-star on both Bachelorette and Heartbreak Island took to social media to express their sympathy.
“I can confirm that Tavita passed last night around midnight,” Marc Johnson, Bachelorette alum, the New Zealand news outlet reported Stuff. “I can’t tell you if it was before or after because it was just too emotional, and before I knew it, four or five hours had passed.”