Known as the "Brad Pitt" of his area, and island off the coast of New Zealand, Mungau Dain quickly became a well-known island sensation. The young star was the leading face in the move "Tanna" from 2015.
Hwoever, reports state he has sadly just passed away after suffering from a serious leg infection in recent weeks. Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones during this difficult time.
"Mungau Dain had never considered acting before he starred in the Oscar-nominated film 'Tanna.' He got the role because his elders decided he was the best-looking guy in their traditional village on the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu," reported Page Six.
Dain was said to have been a very enthusiastic learner who had a passion for becoming the best actor he could. His hard work paid off since "Tanna" won numerous awards at festivals, including two at the Venice Film Festival.
"She said Dain had been staying in Port Vila for the past couple of months as he tried to get a temporary visa to come to Australia and earn some money picking fruit. She said a doctor had explained that Dain had got an infection in his leg that he didn’t treat and by the time he was taken to the hospital he was unconscious and likely in septic shock," reported Page Six.
"We are devastated to hear of the sudden passing of our dear loving friend Mungau Dain today in Port Vila. We and so many people around the world met and loved Dain, his cheeky humour, dancing, flute playing, generous friendship. We will miss him. Luha," wrote his "Tanna" movie family on Twitter.
"Very sad to hear of the passing of Mungau Dain, a gentle and humble young man who helped put #Tanna and #Vanuatu on the world map with his amazing performance in the film Tanna," wrote Jenny Da Rin on social media.
The cast and crew hopes that news of Dain's death causes concern for the people of Vanuatu. They hope his death raises awareness for the island tribe.
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