PNG Governor General dies
News of the Late Ogio’s passing was shared on social media on Saturday evening, and since condolences have been flooding in.
The Sir Michael Ogio was the country’s 9th vice regal. His term was about to expire and he was awaiting a handover ceremony at the time of his passing.#PNG governor general Sir Michael Ogio died today after recent heart problems. Condolences to family & friends of this man of Bougainville— Keith Jackson AM (@PNGAttitude) February 18, 2017
The late GG had heart problems and was sick for a while. In 2015, he underwent a coronary bypass in Singapore and was flown to Brisbane last October for emergency medical treatment.
Before serving as Governor General, the Late Ogio served as the Minister for Higher Education.