Valdon Dowiyogo


Age: 48

Nauruan health minister and political figure who had been MP for the constituency of Ubenide since 2003 and was speaker of the Parliament of Nauru from 2005 until his appointment in 2013 to President Baron Waqa's cabinet holding the Fisheries portfolio as well as those of Health, Transport and Sports, whose father Bernard Dowiyogo served as president of the tiny Pacific nation on seven occasions between 1976 and 2003, but who was recently charged with manslaughter and dangerous driving after hitting and killing a motorcyclist with his car and critically injuring another in December 2015.

Cause of Death: Kidney failure

Born: August 31, 1968

Died: December 8, 2016

Moscow, Russia