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Posted at 10:31 a.m., Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Entertainer Dick Jensen dies at 64

Advertiser staff

Dick Jensen, a nightlife figure in the Waikiki and Las Vegas of the 1960s through the 1980s, died this morning. He was 64.

Nicknamed "The Giant" for his outsize talent, Jensen, who was inducted into the Hawai'i Academy of Recording Arts' Lifetime Achievement circle in May, had been suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease. He died from complications from tracheotomy surgery, his daughter Renee Jensen Oliveira said.