The former police commissioner and alleged 2000 coup plotter, Isikia Savua, has died at his home today.
Savua was a known Frank Bainimarama aide and had been in the army 18 years before joining the force in 1992 as deputy police commissioner.
The 2000 coup, which saw the fall of the government of Mahendra Chaudhry and President Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, took place during Savua's tenure as Police Commissioner.
He was fingered as one of the coup plotters but denied it and was never charged.
Savua was also remembered for the investigation into the killing of the Red Cross worker John Scott and his partner, Greg Scrivener.
Savua outraged family and friends by suggesting the men had been involved in child sex and drugs.
Savua is the second figure connected with the illegal regime to pass away.
Maciu Vulaono, a former member of the 3FIR and the younger brother of Esala Teleni, died recently under what some sources have described as mysterious circumstances. Maciu Vulaono was the ringleader of the third infantry hit squad and died during a training session.