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The death of the Maori All Blacks star who was killed in a horror car crash last week is being investigated as a suspected suicide. 

Super Rugby star Sean Wainui, 25, died in a car accident near Tauranga in New Zealand‘s Bay of Plenty region last week.

Coroner Louella Dunn has confirmed to the NZ Herald his death ‘is being treated as a suspected suicide’ just days after Wainui’s funeral took place in Gisborne. 

Ms Dunn has made provisional suppression orders around the circumstances of the player’s death meaning no further details can be released. 

The death of Maori All Blacks star Sean Wainui (pictured) who was killed in a tragic car crash last week is being investigated as a suspected suicide, a Coroner has confirmed

The death of Maori All Blacks star Sean Wainui (pictured) who was killed in a tragic car crash last week is being investigated as a suspected suicide, a Coroner has confirmed

The death of Maori All Blacks star Sean Wainui (pictured) who was killed in a tragic car crash last week is being investigated as a suspected suicide, a Coroner has confirmed

The revelation comes just days after his grieving wife Paige (pictured) posted an emotional tribute to her husband after she finally laid his body to rest.

The revelation comes just days after his grieving wife Paige (pictured) posted an emotional tribute to her husband after she finally laid his body to rest.

The revelation comes just days after his grieving wife Paige (pictured) posted an emotional tribute to her husband after she finally laid his body to rest.

The revelation comes just days after his grieving wife Paige posted an emotional tribute to her husband after she finally laid his body to rest on Sunday. 

The mother-of-two posted an Instagram Story in which she is pictured smiling alongside her husband as he plays guitar.

‘Laying you to rest yesterday was the hardest thing I have and will ever do in my entire life,’ Paige wrote. ‘Missing you so much, my baby, love you forever.’ 

Paige also posted a photo of a shoreline with the words, ‘Not a second goes by where I’m not thinking of you, my baby, right by your favourite place in the world.

‘I know you’re looking over us forever.’  

The heartbroken widow posted two emotional tributes to her husband’s after the funeral, as it’s revealed just days later his death ‘is being treated as a suspected suicide’

The couple (pictured) celebrated their one year wedding anniversary six weeks ago

The couple (pictured) celebrated their one year wedding anniversary six weeks ago

The couple (pictured) celebrated their one year wedding anniversary six weeks ago 

It comes as the second tribute the grieving mum has posted since her husband died, with the pair only celebrating their one year wedding anniversary six weeks ago. 

Paige previously posted a video to Instagram as her husband’s body was being readied for his return to Gisborne.

It showed her watching almost two dozen men perform a ceremonial Maori haka while she tightly held her two children, son Kawariki, 2, and stepdaughter Arahia.

‘This pain is unbearable Kei te hoki koe ki tō whenua taurikura my baby māku koe e arahi. I know you’re waiting for us,’ she wrote.

‘We’re on our way to gizzy [Gisborne] bringing you home now baby.’

The Maori words roughly translate as ‘you’re returning to your home, I will lead you’. 

More to come. 

Source: Daily Mail UK

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