A leading Bougainville actor and film-maker, Albert Toro, has died.
Mr Toro was co-director, scriptwriter and central character of the acclaimed 1984 film Tukana- Husait I Asua ('Tukana, Who's To Blame').
He wrote and produced radio dramas and television series, and was a leading voice on the importance of film in Bougainville and Papua New Guinea.
Mr Toro was also a regional parliament member for Taonita Teop Constituency.
He died on the eve of last week's announcement of Bougainville's overwhelming majority vote for independence in the autonomous PNG region's historic referendum.