Renowned economist Professor Matthews Chikaonda has died aged 64.
Chikaonda died at a hospital in Los Angels, United States of America.
His sister Hyacinta Chikaonda said the body of Chikaonda will arrive in the country next week.
Chikaonda served as Group Chief Executive of Press Corporation Limited (PCL) for 14 years from 2002 to 2016.
He was also Reserve Bank Governor from 1995 to 2002, a position which he left to become Minister of Finance in the Bakili Muluzi administration.
Before that, he was Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Malawi from August 1994.
Chikaonda, who came from Pendepende Village, Traditional Authority Kachindamoto in Dedza, was born on August 8, 1954 and is survived by a wife and three children.