Hundreds of associates, kāinga, family and friends bid farewell to Hells Angels member Java Sinisa, who died in a motorcycle crash a week ago.
The 27-year-old Tongan man from Mt Eden, Auckland died following a crash on State highway one, Taihape, Friday 20 October. He was critically injured when he collided with a car and later died in hospital.
A memorial service was held at 36 Beaubank rd, Kelston before he was laid to rest yesterday.
A large contingent of motorcycle riders from the Hells Angels and other gangs along with Sinisa’s kāinga from Niuafo’ou paid their respect to the man who was described as who “lived his life to the extreme fullest, he was definitely one to live life on the edge”.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dearest brother”, a statement from the family said.
“Thank you for taking the time to message, call and express your condolences. We are overwhelmed with the love and support shown by all who have crossed paths with him. He lived a spontaneous & blessed life, and is now resting”.
Sinisa was among several riders on their way to an event in Whanganui when he crashed on State Highway 1 at Taihape.
Auckland’s Great North Rd was taken over by a convoy of up to 100 motorcyclists heading to the cemetery yesterday.
A convoy of bikes riding in pairs could be seen turning off Rata St, west on to Great North Rd at New Lynn towards the cemetery, the New Zealand Herald reported.
At least six police cars were trailing the riders.
Sinisa was a patched member of the Hells Angels in Auckland.