posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 09:42 PM
Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo’ole was a Hawaiian musician . He became famous for his album Facing Future, that had this medley of "Somewhere Over the
He passed on at Queen’s Medical Center on June 26, 1997 at the young age of 38.
He is survived by his wife Marlene Kamakawiwo'ole and his daughter Ceslieanne "Wehi".
Wikipedia quote,” The Hawaiʻi State Flag flew at half-staff on July 10, 1997, the day of Kamakawiwoʻole's funeral. His koa wood coffin lay in
state at the Capitol building in Honolulu. He was the third person in Hawaiian history to be accorded this honor and the only non-politician.
Approximately ten thousand people attended his funeral. Thousands of fans gathered as his ashes were scattered into the Pacific Ocean at Mākua Beach
on July 12, 1997.”
Thank you Theone2000 S&F