Singer, radio personality Keala Kawaauhau passes away

Keala Kawaauhau

KWXX morning show personality Keala Kawaauhau has died.

According to his employer, his cause of death has not been determined. 

The 47-year-old most recently co-hosted the popular Breakfast Luau show along with Loeka Longakit, that airs weekday mornings on KWXX. 

Kawaauhau was also a member of the musical group Sudden Rush and an outspoken Hawaiian activist.

“Keala’s legacy will live on through his ground-breaking and influential music with Sudden Rush, his family, friends and thousands and thousands of KWXX listeners on Hawaii Island and around the world who started their day with a smile on their face because of him,” said Chris Leonard, president of New West Broadcasting. “There’s a giant void left by his passing, however we are thankful for the time that we spent with him and for time that he spent entertaining and informing our listeners.”  

Memorial services are pending.

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