A Fiji high chief Adi Litia Samanunu Cakobau Talakuli has passed away at home at the age of 72.
FBC News says the funeral for the Bau high chief is expected to be on Friday.
Adi Litia was a high chief of the Kubuna Confederacy and a former minister and High Commissioner.
She was the Minister for Fijian Affairs in 1994 and 1995, and a candidate for vice presidency in 1997.
Adi Litia Samanunu was the daughter of Ratu Sir George Cakobau, the first Fijian governor-general after independence.