AU'WE! ... IZ is dead!

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

Early on Thursday, 26-Jun-1997, around 12:18 AM HST, our beloved mountain died. His massive body killed him. And one of Hawai'i's best left us. Au'we!! It's crying time for those who love Hawaiian music And him. This page is my tribute to IZ. He deserves better than my page.

"Mahalo's plenty,IZ for being you. And blessing us with your life. It wuz too little time for us. But your music
& never ending malama for Hawai'i will live in our hearts forever.

Your love for our AlohaLand, this ai'na, our people, our music & aloha spirit was way more than we had any right to feel.

There's a humongeous hole & very deep valley in my heart without you.
Even your music doesn't heal the pain tonite."

And even if I know you're in a better place, I'll still miss seeing you live on the KCCN & daKINE Ray-Gee-Oh.

"Aloha o'e, Captain Football"

Malama, Diz