Family mourns death of radio legend Roger Hau'ofa

The family of radio legend the late Roger Hau'ofa is saddened and in mourning following his death on Saturday, March 4.

The late radio legend from Tonga passed on peacefully at 11:42pm on Saturday at his wife’s village, Iare in Kairuku District, Central Province after suffering from a long illness.

He died from a chronic kidney failure which he suffered from for over a year.

As well as having kidney issues, he was also diabetic, had heart problems and high blood.

The late Hau’ofa leaves behind wife Pauline, nine children, about 20 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

He was 73 years old and had been broadcasting for over 50 years.

Daughter Michelle Hau'ofa said her late father’s dying wish was to be surrounded by family at home and not at a hospital.

Hau’ofa spent a month in intensive care at the Pacific International Hospital before being flown by a Helifix chopper to Iare village on Thursday, March 2 at 4:30pm.

“He went peacefully on his own terms where he wanted to be, surrounded by family and by those who loved him and those that he loved,” Michelle said.

The body of the late Hau’ofa was flown back to Port Moresby and is now at the Dove Funeral Home.

Details of the funeral arrangements will be announced later this week.

Quintina Naime