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Taylor Wily, the first UFC fighter and actor of the series “Hawaii Five-0”, died

Taylor Wily, the first UFC fighter and actor of the series “Hawaii Five-0”, died
Taylor Wily, the first UFC fighter and actor of the series “Hawaii Five-0”, died

The Hawaiian actor, who starred in the first UFC fight in 1993, passed away from unknown causes, causing great sadness among all his fans.

Taylor Wileyknown in the mixed martial arts circuit as Teila Tulidied at the age of 56, as confirmed by the program KITV 4 Island News of hawaiiYour place of origin.

The cause of his death has not yet been revealed and the news generated a great impact for his fans in the last hours through social networks.

Notably Taylor Willy was a Hawaiian sports star in the ’90s thanks to his appearance in the historic first event of UFC. Over there, Teila Tuli starred in the first combat in the history of the legendary Mixed Martial Arts company against Gerard Gordeau in Denver, Colorado.

There he lost by knockout and did not compete again, but the legend remained. His image became popular years later as an actor, where he appeared in famous series such as Hawaii Five-0, Magnum PI and MacGyver.

Peter Lenkovexecutive producer of the series where wily had prominent roles after leaving the sport, expressed his pain through instagram: “I am devastated. With a broken heart. I’ll post some detailed sentiments in a few days. It’s too difficult right now.”

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Lenkov He remembered his first meeting with wily with great love: “You walked in with a towel on your head wiping away the sweat and you captivated me. I fell in love with your charisma and energy, so much so that you became a regular on the show and in my life. You were family. And I will miss you every day, bro.”

“Thank you for the laughs”, “Rest in peace” and “Speechless. He was so loved all over the world”were some comments from his fans after hearing the news.

Source: Ambito

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