BA Provincial Council chairman and Tui Tavua Ratu Jale Waisale Kuwe passed away during the weekend.
Roko tui Ba Timoci Tukana said the council would wait for the news to be relayed to the council by the vanua of Tavua.
Ratu Jale died at his home in Waila, Nausori. Mr Tukana said the council would make a decision on the now vacant chairman's role after Ratu Jale's funeral.
A former deputy council chairman, Ratu Jale took over the role from Ratu Meli Saukuru. He is survived by his wife, Adi Filomena Ratu and four children.