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Israel “Bruddah Iz” Kamakawiwo’ole (May 20, 1959 – June 26, 1997)

July 12, 1997  

Hawai’i mourned the death of Bruddah Iz, the beloved and gifted musician and supporter of Hawaiian sovereignty.  Iz had spent many years living at Makua beach.   On July 12, 1997, his ashes were...