Ms Hau'ofa spoke out following her father’s death on Saturday, March 4, at Iare village in Kairuku District, Central Province.
The late Hau'ofa, from Tonga, was 73 years old and had been broadcasting in Papua New Guinea for over 50 years.
She said that he passed on peacefully surrounded by family at the family home in Iare Village.
“He was as strong as a lion until the very end and went out on his own terms with courage, dignity and grace.
“Dad had suffered for over a year now and spent a month in intensive care at the Pacific International Hospital.