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Israel Kamakawiwoʻole

Israel Kamakawiwoʻole

American singer

Dead at 38 years
He is born 63 years, 1 months and 9 days ago
Death date

He is dead since 25 years and 3 days

Cause of death: respiratory failure

Honolulu, United States
Nationality: american États-Unis
Birth sign: Taurus
Chinese birth sign: Pig

188 cm

Born the same day: 05/20/1959
Daniel Darc

Israel Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole (Hawaiian pronunciation: [kəˌmɐkəˌvivoˈʔole]; meaning 'the fearless eye, the bold face'; May 20, 1959 – June 26, 1997), also called Bruddah Iz or just simply IZ, was a Hawaiian musician, singer, songwriter, and Hawaiian sovereignty activist.

He achieved commercial success outside Hawaii when his album Facing Future was released in 1993. His medley of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" was released on his albums Ka ʻAnoʻi and Facing Future, and was subsequently featured in several films, television programs, and television commercials.

Along with his ukulele playing and incorporation of other genres, such as jazz and reggae, Kamakawiwoʻole remains influential in Hawaiian music, and is seen by many as the best Hawaiian musician of all time. He was named "The Voice of Hawaii" by NPR in 2010.

Source : Wikipedia