5 Aug 2019

Former Palau president dies

2:48 pm on 5 August 2019

A former president of Palau, Thomas Remengesau, has died.

Thomas Remengesau

Thomas Remengesau Photo: By TTPI(Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands) Headquarters - Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands Archives Photograph Collection

The country's fourth president, the 89-year old died peacefully on Saturday afternoon at his home in Koror.

Mr Remengesau led the country from 1988-1989 after the assassinations of two former presidents.

His son, Tommy Remengesau Jr, has been Palau's president since 2013.