Lepeti Tuilete Fazio

 

 

Age: 60

 

Summary: member of the Samoan royal family and wife of prominent San Francisco, California district attorney Bill Fazio who was born in American Samoa to the Tuilete clan, the leaders of whom have been chiefs of the western part of the nation for many generations, who came to the U.S. as a young woman and met her future husband (who had run unsuccessfully for San Francisco DA three times) while working for Bank of America, whom the couple married during a nine-hour traditional ceremony in her native land in 1975.

 

 

Cause of Death: Choked to death on a piece of chewing gum

 

Born: March 4, 1949

 

Died: March 6, 2009

 

Location: Leone, American Samoa