FSM chief justice dies in Hawaii

Updated at 10:26 am on 29 January 2010

The Chief Justice of the Federated States of Micronesia, Andon L. Amaraich, has died at Straub Hospital in Hawai'i.

The Chief Justice had been suffering from pneumonia and other complications in Pohnpei and was referred to Hawai'i in January this year.

He died Wednesday in Honolulu at the age of 77.

Chief Justice Amaraich was one of the founding fathers of the Federated States of Micronesia.

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