Body of Beloved Husband and Grandfather Pulled from Rubble of Collapsed Hard Rock Hotel Construction Site

Anthony Magrette and his wife, Nova

A family holding vigil outside the site of the Hard Rock hotel construction collapse received the news they hoped they’d never hear.

Anthony Magrette’s body was pulled from the rubble, according to his wife, Nova Magrette. She tells WWL-TV that she identified his body at the Orleans Parish Coroner’s office on Sunday night.

“He’s not even supposed to be here today,” Magrette’s sister told Eyewitness News the night of the collapse. “My brother is the kind of person that would make sure everybody got out before him … He’s the glue that holds (this family) together.”

Magrette’s family waited outside the site of the collapse from the moment they found out about the tragedy until they found their loved one.

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