The Police are investigating the death of a 64-year old father, Tino Kasio.
The man from Apia Park was found dead at the Vaitele Flea Market on Friday.
Stall owner, Seila, told the Sunday Samoan that Mr. Kasio was employed by a business couple that run a pool table salon at the market.
“He is responsible for running those two pool tables,” Seila said.
“When he arrived at around seven o’clock, he walked straight towards one of the stalls, laid down and we all heard him begin to snore loudly.”
The next minute, Seila said he was dead.
“We’re not sure what caused his death. I think we were just so shocked that something like this could happen. A person is here one minute and then he is gone, as in dead, the next.”
The man’s niece, Losa Lemoe, said their family are in deep shock.
“It was this morning that someone called and told us the bad news,” Ms. Lemoe said.
“When he woke up this morning, he was happy. There was nothing there that indicated to us that he was sick. He looked very normal.” “I never thought this was going to happen”
Ms. Lemoe said her uncle is a hardworking man.
“All he wants is for us to be happy and have a good life,” she said. “He was dedicated to his work and he was committed. He was always wanting to work to provide for us.”
Tino was the sole breadwinner of their family. “No matter how bad the weather is, he’s there to work.
“We are devastated … we just can’t believe he’s gone…it hurts, it hurts a lot.” It was not possible to get a comment from the Police yesterday.