A tribute to the late American Samoan governor, Tauese Sunia, says he may have died from a massive heart attack.
Tauese died on a flight from Apia to Honolulu 10 days ago and was laid to rest in his home village over the weekend after a family and a state funeral.
The souvenir programme says Tauese had suffered from a range of illnesses, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, gout, kidney stones, a recurrent case of stomach ulcer and others.
His widow said he had been complaining about a stomach ache but refused to seek hospital care until March the 22nd.
She defended the doctors against criticism, saying they had done all they could.