A Queensland man has died in a head-on crash in Beerwah, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
James Ciseau, known for his role in the 2019 season of reality TV show Bride and Prejudice, passed away after being involved in a collision at 4pm on Monday.
He has been remembered by loved ones for his “jovial” nature and how he lived a life of happiness, as reported by The Courier Mail.
His sisters Lauren and Jacinta Ciseau paid tribute on Tuesday morning, with the support of family, and shared their fondest memories of him.
Lauren, 33, described the father-of-two as her “brother bear” and a “protector” with a “heart of gold”.
“James was loved by anyone he met, he’d walk into a room and would make it brighter, like a ray of sunshine,” she said.
“He had so much energy and constantly wanted to be around people.
“His favourite word to describe himself was jovial.”
Jacinta spoke of her brother as the “most caring human”, and of his ability to strike up a conversation with anyone.
“You’d see him speaking to someone at the shops and you’d assume he knew them, then you’d ask him and they’d be strangers. He just had the time of day for anyone,” the 34-year-old said.
“He touched so many lives.”
The sisters, who grew up with the closest of bonds with their brother, said family meant everything to James. They spoke of his doting daughters Olivia-Rose and Bella-Pearl, the “smart arse” comments he made to his sisters, and how he would cook for those closest to him.
“He was the most amazing father to those girls, they would look up to him so much,” Lauren said.
“He was the same with his nieces and nephews, so close with the kids and as a husband.
“Family time was his all. Any spare time he had he would spend with us.”
Mourners also shared their condolences through social media, including Sunshine Coast football where he and his father were involved.
The 36-year-old pool builder lived with his mum Deborah and stepfather Barry until his death.
A Queensland Police Service spokesperson said the cause of the “head on” crash was under investigation.
Image: @james_ciseau (Instagram)
This article first appeared on Over60.