Kagwiria was admitted at the Consolate Nkubu Mission Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Her fellow cast member, Abel Mutua eulogized Kanana as a "It really hurts to lose a colleague who had so much potential. This was to be your year but God had other plans. Hapa Kule News will never be the same without you. Rest In Peace Purity Muirigi aka Kagwiria. We will miss you dearly."