Mana Darville’s cause of death and obituary have dominated social media since the sad news of his death hit the mainstream. The little boy was the son of movie star Eka Darville.
Eka Darville biography and career
Eka Darville, an accomplished Australian actor, has gained recognition for his remarkable performances in various notable roles. Notably, he has portrayed Scott Truman in Power Rangers RPM, Pip in Mr. Pip, Malcolm Ducasse in Jessica Jones, and Diego in The Originals.
Darville’s educational background includes attending Byron Bay High School, and he currently resides in Byron Bay, New South Wales, as well as Sydney. His father, Ray Darwin, is a renowned Jamaican reggae artist, while his mother hails from Canada.
In addition to his acclaimed portrayal of Malcolm Ducasse in the Netflix television series Jessica Jones, Darville has also captivated audiences with his portrayal of Diego in The CW TV series The Originals and Ryan Morgan in the Fox TV series Empire.
Furthermore, he has left a lasting impression with his previous roles, such as Adam Bridge in the Australian television drama series Blue Water High, Taylor in The Elephant Princess, Scott Truman (Red Ranger) in Power Rangers RPM, and Pietros in Spartacus: Blood and Sand.
Eka Darville son Mana Darville: What happened to him?
The actor lost his 10-year-old son to a rare type of brain tumour and this has left him grieving. Earlier this year, he had put his career on hold after Mana was diagnosed with aggressive glioneuronal brain cancer. Despite moving to America for high-risk marathon surgery to remove as much of the primary tumour as possible, Mana’s condition continued to deteriorate. In a recent video, Darville’s mother Malaika shared the heartbreaking news that her grandson had passed away over the weekend.
Mana Darville cause of death and obituary
As mentioned earlier, Eka Darville’s only son, Mana Darville, died of cancer, and obituaries from the actor’s colleagues have flooded social media to commiserate with the family.
‘I still wanted to come together in this prayer because he’s still always gonna be with us and he’s still with us,’ she said in a video shared on the Let’s Go Mana page.
‘You can imagine the amount of sadness and grief of Eka, Lila and Lila’s parents, his grandparents, myself, his little brothers.
‘But at the same time, there’s a lot of joy. There’s a lot of peace. There’s a lot of stillness in the house after such a long struggle for 463 days since the whole ordeal began. And now he’s free. Now he’s dancing in the light.’
‘We all see it, we feel it and I know that many of you, like myself, loved Mana eternally.’
She described her grandson as like no other child.
‘Mana managed to touch more hearts than most do in a whole lifetime,’ Malaika added.
‘And he will continue to touch hearts with his story, courage and strength and wisdom coming in to the highest frequencies of the ascended masters, the angelic realms, the angels, the light help guide man to pour our love into his soul.’
She believes Mana will always be watching over his little brothers Zion and Axé.
‘Axé was so upset this morning and we went outside and there was this gentle rain, it was really warm rain, we went outside and then there was this beautiful big rainbow right through the sky,’ Malaika recalled.
‘And Zion said it’s Mana’s rainbow, Mana’s rainbow!’
‘And we stood there in the rain and the two boys sang in the rain and I knew that Mana is always gonna be watching over those two boys and bringing them into joy in their hearts again and again and again.’
Former Home and Away star and fellow Byron Bay local Isabel Lucas was among a host of high-profile stars to share condolences.
‘I grieve with you, honouring his life. I love you so much,’ she wrote.
LA-based Aussie actress Teresa Palmer added: ‘Sending immense love your way, friends.