We are currently in Samoa; we arrived a few days ago to find out that our friend Aliki was in hospital, very sick. Sadly, he passed away on Sunday.
I wanted to post this up here as I know there are many many people out there who have visited Samoa, and who have made friends with Aliki and enjoyed his wonderful songs and bushwalks, not to mention his 'ava ceremonies at Taufua. He will be very sadly missed by many.
His funeral is tomorrow, and he will be laid to rest near his Samoan family in Aleipata. If anyone would like to post condolences here, Tai and Sili from Taufua fales will read them.