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The Honolulu Advertiser

Updated at 8:27 a.m., Sunday, April 15, 2007

Governor issues condolences after Don Ho's death

Advertiser Staff

Gov. Linda Lingle issued the following statement on learning that entertainer Don Ho had died Saturday morning at age 76:

"Hawai'i has lost a true island treasure. Don Ho was one of Hawai'i's most famous sons, who shared the aloha spirit and our unique island lifestyle with people around the world through his music, friendship and goodwill. He laid the foundation for the international prominence Hawai`i's music industry enjoys today, and his legacy will continue to inspire future generations of Hawai`i musicians.

"My condolences go out to his family and his countless fans worldwide who adored his music, admired his easy-going style and appreciated everything he represented about our Islands."