According to police, the tragic death of New Zealand rugby star Sean Wainui is being investigated as a possible suicide.
Sean, unfortunately, lost his life on 18 October after crashing his car into a tree at McLaren Falls Park in the Bay of Plenty after a brilliant career on the pitch.
Although few details have been disclosed regarding the crash, the coroner in the case, Louella Dunngas, has stated that Sean Wainui’s death is being investigated as a possible suicide, according to Reuters.
Paige, Sean’s widow, took to social media to pay an emotional tribute to her other half, sharing a video of herself having a tattoo on her hand to match Sean’s that wound up around her wedding finger.
She wrote: ‘Yesterday I laid my beautiful husband to rest. I don’t have the words right now or could begin to describe the feeling of losing you baby, all I know is I don’t wish this on anyone. ‘
‘I’m in absolute pieces and in so much pain knowing my other half to me has left this earth but I will forever celebrate you my love for being the most amazing and incredible husband and father you were and the special years we got to spend together on this earth.’
‘I am going to cherish these forever. We were soulmates. You were the most beautiful person on this earth with so much mana and character who treated me like an absolute Queen.
‘Our love was a love very few get to feel in this lifetime, a love I never thought I would be able to find but thanks to you I did.’
Kawasaki and Arabia are Sean and Paige’s two children. In June, he became the first player in history to score five tries while playing against the NSW Waratahs.
Commenting on the tragedy, New Zealand Rugby Chief executive said: ‘We know Sean’s passing will be felt deeply by everyone involved in rugby, particularly his Bay of Plenty and Chiefs teammates and we share their sorrow and shock. ‘