It is with a great sense of loss and sadness that we now remember Gonzalo "Chalo" Figueroa, who was more than a mentor and model to me because of his commitment to Rapa Nui, but also a dear friend. Those were his only words, during a few seconds of consciousness, when I visited him some weeks before his departure.
Obituary by Jose Miguel Ramirez-Aliaga
"GONZALO FIGUEROA GARCIA-HUIDOBRO, February 4, 1931 - May 20, 2008,"
Rapa Nui Journal: Journal of the Easter Island Foundation: Vol. 22
, Article 9.
Available at: https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/rnj/vol22/iss2/9