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(Maui Now)   Hawaiian music legend Willie K has passed away. Aloha oe and a hui hou   ( divider line
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2020-05-19 3:29:38 PM  
This is a crushing loss -- man was an absolute farking master, and funny as hell to boot. Grateful to have gotten a chance to see him last summer.

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2020-05-19 3:45:06 PM  
Sad indeed. Seen him a couple of times. Great musician, great stories.  RIP.
2020-05-19 3:56:10 PM  
Bummer. A lot of the old Hawaiian slack key guys are passing. I never met Willie K, but my Kumu was a friend of his.

On the bright side, the tradition is being passed on through people like Jeff Peterson, Steven Inglis,
Kawika Kahiapo, and tons of others that learned from the old masters.
2020-05-19 4:34:34 PM  
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2020-05-19 4:47:03 PM  
Willie K - You Ku'uipo
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RIP Willie K.

We were a better world for having you here. I will always remember a beautiful Sunday years ago as I sat on a surfboard in the water off Waikiki and heard your music, and especially this song, wafting over the waves as you played a sunset gig at Duke's. It was the perfect addition to an already perfect moment and I'm forever grateful. Godspeed Willie.
2020-05-19 4:53:16 PM  
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RIP Willie
2020-05-19 5:51:41 PM  
We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Willie's family during this trying time.

Don & Heidi Ho
Kumonahwanalea'h, Hawaii
2020-05-19 7:08:01 PM  
At least Don Ho's okay
2020-05-19 9:08:15 PM  
Aloha nui loa, bruddah Willie
2020-05-20 1:12:15 AM  

fugeeface: Aloha nui loa, bruddah Willie



Thank you for sharing your art with us. Fare winds & following seas, brother.
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