HONOLULU (KHON2) — Hawaii Congressman Kai Kahele said “Johnny loved to tell stories of Hawaii, its people and places through his unique style of song and dance.”

The congressman released a statement about the death of longtime kumu hula Johnny Lum Ho on Sunday.

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“For decades, he and his Hālau O Ka Ua Kani Lehua graced the Merrie Monarch stage with creativity and memorable performances. Maria and I extend our heartfelt condolences to his ‘ohana and loved ones.,” said Kahele.