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“The life of the party”: MAFS NZ groom Andrew Jury has died aged 33

Andrew's MAFS costars shared the news to social media.

Married At First Sight (MAFS) NZ groom Andrew Jury has died at age 33.

Former MAFS stars Brett and Angel Renall and Benjamin Blackwell shared the news of Andrew’s death to Instagram, as reported by NZ Herald.

“It’s with the heaviest hearts we’ve come together to acknowledge the passing of Andrew Jury,” the statement read.

“We had the absolute pleasure of filming and participating in a show which leaves us intricately linked for a lifetime.”

Andrew appeared on the very first season of MAFS NZ. (Image: @juryandrew.)

Andrew’s time on MAFS NZ

Andrew appeared in MAFS NZ Season 1 back in 2017 when he was aged 26. He was matched with bride Vicky Gleeson-Stokes but the pair were not able to make the relationship work beyond the reality TV show.

A year after his time on MAFS, Andrew publicly questioned the show’s ethics, saying he and his match, Vicky, were complete opposites.

Andrew’s MAFS wedding day in 2017. (Image: @juryandrew)

Andrew also made accusations about the filming conditions while on the show, as reported by NZ Herald.

Warner Bros Discovery — the company that brings MAFS NZ to screens — has said that they take their duty of care “extremely seriously”.

“Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) expresses our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Andrew Jury,” a WBD spokesperson told NZ Herald.

“WBD takes duty of care extremely seriously and has protocols in place regarding the wellbeing of cast and crew.

“All MAFS NZ contributors have access to mental health professionals throughout the process, including pre-screening, during production and after broadcast.”

Tributes flow from MAFS cast-mates

Andrew was described by his fellow MAFS cast-mates as “the life of the party”.

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Andrew’s costars have paid tribute to their friend. (Image: @juryandrew)

“Despite his struggles, Andrew was always friendly and the life of the party during our shared experience and he really valued his time on the show,” the statement from MAFS NZ stars Brett, Angel and Benjamin read.

“Everyone from our series is in shock,” fellow MAFS NZ star Haydn Daniels said, as reported by The Sun.

Our thoughts are with everyone who knew Andrew and is grieving his loss.

If you need mental health support, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or chat online.