Married At First Sight groom dies aged 33

Andrew Jury has sadly passed away
-Credit: (Image: Andrew Jury Instagram)

Married At First Sight New Zealand star Andrew Jury has tragically passed away at the age of 33. The builder who was one of the original grooms from the first season in 2017.

His co-stars Brett and Angel Renall and Benjamin Blackwell announced his death in a joint Instagram post.They said: "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 which leaves 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.

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"At this time our entire cast wish to send our deepest condolences and love to his family - Ben, Angel, Brett, Vicky, Haydn, Lacey, Claire, Dom, Aaron, Luke, Belinda."

Andrew was paired with bride Vicky Gleeson-Stokes on the show. They made it all the way to the end of the show but split after filming ended.

Warner Bros Discovery, which broadcasts MAFS in NZ, expressed its 'deepest condolences' to Andrew's loved ones. A statement to the New Zealand Herald added: "'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."]The Auckland builder previously warned other Kiwis not to go on the show because they will get "messed up".

"They [the contestants] are the most amazing people on the show, they put their hearts on the line and they all got burned," Jury told the Herald. "I make great TV, but my wife and me were not matched in the slightest. She's a princess, I'm a bogan.

"How can they say it's a legit process when you get the complete opposite of what you want?" He also criticised the producers for 'using' the contestants and giving them very little in exchange.

He said he went from earning $1500 a week building to $450 a week during the show, and he claimed after the show contestants were obligated to do interviews for no pay. "You don't get so much as a thanks," he said.