Father reveals his son’s last words to him hours before he was killed in US

The father of William Taufa Volomohea Bloomfield, 24, who was killed after he was struck by a car on Sunday night, May 21, in the United States has revealed the last words he received from him hours before he died.

Richard Bloomfield who is in Tonga, said they had jokes on Facebook with his eldest son on Sunday afternoon “with his last words to us…”Dancing in Paradise.” and that’s it”.

“My heart will forever throbbing!”, he said.

Richard also posted to Facebook a photo of him and his son saying it was taken when Viliami (Tongan for William) was 4.

William arrived in the United States from Tonga in 2015.

His aunt Fehoko Bloomfield ‘Okusitino told The Press Enterprise “He came to find a life, get a job and help out his family back home in Tonga.”

“Bloomfield ran into the roadway near 8455 California Avenue – where there is no crosswalk – and was struck by a car, authorities said. The driver remained at the scene while Bloomfield was taken to a hospital where he later died”, the paper reported.

‘Okusitino said he lived in an apartment near where the crash occurred with his wife of one year.

“His wife is heartbroken and cannot hold things together,” Bloomfield-Okusitino said.

“Everyone at the moment is still trying to piece together the news and the shock that William is gone.”

Bloomfield-Okusitino said her nephew is remembered as a “very cool, very happy” person. He was close with his family, including his younger brothers, and called his aunt his “other mum,” Bloomfield-Okusitino said.

“My heart has been broken in pieces,” Bloomfield-Okusitino said. “He was down to earth, always lights up the crowd.”

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