Vakaolafehi Pōle’o, who was also known as Vaka Pōle’o, died Saturday.
The family have yet to officially reveal the cause of his death.
His works of computer and print designs as well as music were popular with Tongan community and businesses.
Vaka was one of the few Tongans who had graduated with a BA qualification in visual designs and art from Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.
His nephew Li’ekina He Vahafolau Fīnau died three days earlier.