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Taylor Wily: “Hawaii Five-0” actor dies at the age of 56

Taylor Wily: “Hawaii Five-0” actor dies at the age of 56
Taylor Wily: “Hawaii Five-0” actor dies at the age of 56

The actor Taylor Wily has died. In film and television he was best known for the role of Kamekona in “Hawaii Five-0”. The former sumo wrestler has now died at the age of 56.

The former MMA fighter, sumo wrestler and actor Taylor Wily (1968-2024) is dead. The actor, known to series fans in particular from “Hawaii Five-0”, died shortly after his birthday at the age of 56. This was cited by the local broadcaster “KITV” owned by Peter M. Lenkov (60). The cause of death is unknown.

“I fell in love with you at the first audition”

Lenkov, who co-created and produced “Hawaii Five-0” among other things, wrote on the social media platform about a clip with numerous photos of Wily: “T, as I’ve told you many times, I fell in love with you at the first audition.” The actor appeared with a towel on his head, which he used to wipe off the sweat, and from then on the producer was completely blown away. Wily’s charm enchanted him so much that he became a permanent character in the series and in Lenkov’s life.

Just last week, the two talked about “Hawaii Five-0” and laughed about how Wily was right when he described the series as their dream job from day one. “You were part of the family. And I will miss you every day, brother,” Lenkov writes.

Taylor Wily leaves behind a wife and two children

Wily was born in Hawaii in 1968. In film and television, he was best known for the role of Kamekona in “Hawaii Five-0”, in which he appeared in 171 episodes. He also had smaller roles in the series remakes of “MacGyver” and “Magnum” as well as in the comedy “Forget About It”.

In 1993, he became the first knockout victim in UFC history when his opponent Gerard Gordeau kicked him and knocked a tooth out of his mouth, ending the fight after just 26 seconds. Wily is survived by his wife Halona and two children, according to the report.

Source: Stern

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