Married At First Sight New Zealand Groom, Andrew Jury Unfortunate Demise In Auckland Prison

As per Andrew's father Roy Jury, his son, Andrew told him that he was 'struggling' in prison following his April 2 arrest in 2024.

At 33, Andrew Jury, groom of the first season of Married at First Sight (MASR) of the New Zealand series, passed away on Thursday, 27 June 2024.

Andrew, who liked calling himself a builder, entertainer, musician, and writer, was in custody at Mount Eden Corrections Facility in Auckland at his final moment, which is further confirmed by Andrew’s father, Roy Jury.

He took his final breath just hours before a scheduled court appearance. However, medical and emergency staff tried to save him before his demise.

Andrew’s father, Roy, was concerned about his youngest son’s mental state before the hearing, and as per Roy, his son told him that he was ‘struggling‘ in prison following his April 2 arrest in 2024.

Roy Jury said his family were “bewildered” and “deeply saddened” by his son’s death.

Court records show Jury was charged with unlawfully entering a building, assault with intent to injure, wilful damage, possession of an offensive weapon, and threatening behavior.

Mount Eden prison general manager Dion Paki announced the statement that the man passed away on the morning of Thursday, June 27, despite the efforts of medical and emergency staff to save him.

Police said, “The death is not being treated as suspicious and has been referred to the coroner.”

Following the news of Andrew’s demise, Warner Bros Discovery, the makers of MAFS New Zealand, expressed their ‘deepest condolences‘ to Andrew’s loved ones.

In a statement, they said,

“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.”

Warner Bros Discovery

The builder’s MAFS co-stars Brett, Angel Renall, and Benjamin Blackwell also announced his death in a combined Instagram post on Sunday, June 30.

The trio shared,

“It’s with the heaviest hearts we’ve come together to acknowledge the passing of Andrew Jury. We had the absolute pleasure of filming and participating in a show that left us intricately linked for a lifetime. 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. At this time our entire cast wishes to send our deepest condolences and love to his family – Ben, Angel, Brett, Vicky, Haydn, Lacey, Claire, Dom, Aaron, Luke, and Belinda.”

In Case You Didn’t Know

  • Late builder Andrew Jury was outgoing and charming. He married Vicky Gleeson-Stokes, and the couple stayed together until the show’s final but sadly split after the series ended.
  • Andrew had an estimated net worth of $5 million at his demise.
  • The builder, Andrew, was 26 years old on the first season of Married at First Sight (MASR), a New Zealand series aired in 2017.
  • He kept his profile low and rarely shared details of his life on Instagram.

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