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Israel Kamakawiwo'ole


Birth Name: Israel Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole

Born: 20 May 1959 Died: 26 June 1997

Country of origin: United States

Height: 6' 2"

Relationship Status: Married

Partner: Marlene Kamakawiwoʻol


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Description: All Hawaii mourned, and more than 10,000 people turned out for a state funeral in honor of Israel Ka'anoi "Brudda Iz" Kamakawiwo'ole. The son of Henry Kalei'aloha Naniwa and Evangeline Leinani Kamakawiwo'ole, Israel was surrounded by music growing up; his uncle was Moe Keale, a very well-known and respected musician, and his parents worked at a Waikiki bar where many of the legends of Hawaiian music performed. Israel started playing music with his older brother Skippy at the age of 11, performing for tourists. One day when Israel was 15, Jerry Koko heard him as he sat playing his ukulele on a picnic table at Makaha Bea ... (more)
Tags: Hawaiian (2), Activist (1), Morbidly Obese (1), Sovereignty Activist (1), Ukelele (1), Entertainer (1), Born 1959 (1), Died 1997 (1), Obese (1), Deceased (1), World (1), Songwriter (1), Eccentric (1), Singer (1), Musician (1), Vocalist (1), Folk (1), Hawaii (1), Reggae (1)
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