13 Jun 2013

American Samoa Senator Fa'agata Mano dies

4:48 am on 13 June 2013

An American Samoan Senator Fa'agata Mano III of Fagatogo has died, aged 62.

He was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday after developing breathing problems at a meeting at Tafuna High School.

Senator Fa'agata, who was serving his first term, was the chairman of the Senate Communications and Fisheries Committee

His wife said he was a diabetic and had high blood pressure.