Horrifying details have emerged about the shocking murder of Married At First Sight groom Bronson’s brother Sasha.
We all felt very sorry for Bronson after watching him deal with the onslaught of verbal abuse from his new wife Ines on the show.
This only increased during the wedding reception, where Bronson's father Neil alluded to the family's incredibly tragic past.
According to Daily Mail, Bronson's older brother Sasha was murdered by a bikie gang when he was 23. Just five months later, Bronson’s mother Sancha, 52, died on the operating table following a “misdiagnosed medical condition”, and seven years after that, his brother Brodie, 32, died suddenly at his home in Perth from unexplained causes.
Neil Bronson described how Sasha was "into drugs" prior to his murder.
'He was into drugs and got involved with a bikie gang recovering debts for them,' he said. His housemate was also involved in the gang and one day told them 'I'm dead' because he had stolen $300 and bags of drugs from the gang.
'A week later he was dead,' Mr Norrish said.
The day before his death, the friend told Bronson 'if they kill me I'll leave something to show I was there'. The next morning, two girls found a patch of blood next to a walking track near Wundowie and called police, who found his driver's licence nearby.
'Police knew he'd been murdered.' Mr Norrish said. 'Sasha was horrified and said "I've got to get out, this isn't my scene". But he was told that if you leave, you're dead.
'For eight months he never left our side. Wherever we went, he was there. But then he got too confident.'
On June 25, 2003, just a week shy of a year after telling the bikies he was out, Sasha left work at his father's business about 12pm as he 'had some friends coming over'.
Hours later his housemate found him in his car outside his home, staged to look like suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning.
'The bikies got him and gassed him,' Mr Norrish said.
The distraught father claimed police went through his car and found it was wiped clean of all fingerprints, but ruled his death a suicide so they wouldn't have to take on the bikie gang.
“I decided it was better to keep three kids alive than lose any more, so I never told the police anything and didn’t pursue it,” he said.
Just months later, Bronson’s grief-stricken mum was rushed to hospital with a bowel obstruction, which was tragically misdiagnosed as a kidney stone and not correctly identified until her bowel had already ruptured.
“They said, ‘Quick sign this form, she has to have surgery right now’. As they wheeled her out her heart stopped,” Neil told the Daily Mail.
During Bronson’s wedding to Ines, Neil became emotional as he opened up about the “three people missing” from the event.
“We’ve encouraged Bronson to enjoy life because life is too short — especially for our family,” he told the guests.