Taufa'ahau Tupou IV

 

Age: 88

 

Summary: King of Tonga and son of the late Queen Salote Tupou III who became the King of Tonga after the death of his mother in 1965 and for many years had wielded great political authority and influence in Tonga's essentially autocratic system of government, where he controlled 70 percent of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga along with his country's nobles and who had recently been involved in an investment scandal.

 

 

Cause of Death: Lengthy illness

 

Born: July 4, 1918

 

Died: September 10, 2006

 

Location: Auckland, New Zealand