Anthony Maslin and Marite Norris MH17 Crash Parents welcomed new Baby

Anthony Maslin and Marite Norris

Anthony Maslin and Marite Norris are an Aussie couple who in 2014 suffered the terrible and devastating loss of their three children. Now, in a wonderful turn of events the couple has announced the birth of a new baby.

Anthony Maslin and Marite Norris released a statement announcing the birth of their brand new baby girl, saying: “Violet May Maslin came in to the world on Tuesday 10 May, bringing with her love and light, hope and joy”.

“We will continue to love all four of our children equally. Violet brings some hope and joy for us. We hope she brings hope and joy for you too”.

Anthony Maslin and Marite Norris, all three kids died in the MH17 disaster two years ago. The Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot over the Ukraine from the sky killing all 298 passengers on board. Among them, their children: Mo, Evie and Otis who were traveling from Amsterdam with their grandfather.

The children were returning home to Perth for school while their parents stayed behind in Amsterdam.

The couple said their family was torn apart that terrible day on July 17, 2014, when the MH17 was shot down as it flew over eastern Ukraine on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

Their children Mo, would have been 14th on Saturday, Evie, 12 next week and Otis, 10 next month. Marite , also known as Rin Norris, not only lost her three kids but also, her father, Nick Norris, 68.


An international investigation found the plane was downed by a Russian-made Buk surface-to-air missile, believed to have been fired by pro-Russia separatists.

Last year, during the one-year-anniversary of the tragedy, Marite Norris, and husband Anthony Maslin set out to create an energy in the space, to honor their “beautiful and artistic children Mo, Evie and Otis”.


Accoridng to his Facebook page, Anthony Maslin went to Newman College Senior High School in Newman, Western Australia and currently resides in Perth, Australia. He is a Business, Finance and Enterprise graduate from Edith Cowan University.

According to his LinkedIn, he is works in the financial field and is the Managing Director at Buxton Resources Ltd.

As for Marite Norris, she is an artist who has been working in photographic art since 2003 and has held a number of exhibitions, in Perth and Hong Kong.

Marite completed an Arts degree in Literature and Women’s Studies at University of Western Australia. She trained as a special effects make up artist in London where she lived for five years. There, she worked in film and theatre, predominantly through an association with the Masters in Scenography Programme at St Martin’s College of Art and Design. Accoridng to her website, she also studied a Bachelor of Fine Art at University of Western Australia.

Marite is also  the founder and owner of The Art Space Collective.