One of Samoa's influential politicians, a village chief and an academic, Leota Leulua'ialii Itu'au Ale, has died this morning from a sudden illness.
The 74-year-old was a Member of Parliament for the Anoama'a i sisifo constituency for more than 20 years.
He has also served as a Speaker in previous Parliaments.
Leota's death comes after he was welcomed back two weeks ago into the village council of Solosolo after being banished from the village for four years.
A dispute between Leota and others in the village resulted in his guest-house being burnt down in 2012 and family vehicles and houses wrecked.