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Hawaii Five-0 Star Taylor Wily Dead At 56 Years Old

Hawaii Five-0 Star Taylor Wily Dead At 56 Years OldThe Hawaii Five-0 family at CBS is currently reeling from the news of Taylor Wily’s death at just 56 years old. Wily reportedly died in Hurrican, Utah on Thursday June 20th 2024.

Wily is well-known among Hawaii Five-0 viewers as fan fave Kamekona Tupuola.  Kamekona was recurring on the CBS primetime series for the first seven seasons.   

In 2017 the popular actor became a series regular until Five-0 ended in 2020.  If you didn’t watch the series, you may recall Taylor Wily also doing crossovers and appearing on McGyver and Magnum PI.

Rest In Peace Kamekona Tupuola

Taylor Wily wasn’t just an actor though, he was a hometown hero in Hawaii and was well known for his career as a sumo wrestler and in martial arts he won multiple competitions and had secured a championship belt.  Sadly he was sidelined in the early 90’s when he suffered a serious knee in jury.

A local Hawaii morning news program confirmed the passing of Taylor Wily this morning.  However, there is no official obituary or cause of death yet.

Hawaii Five-0 producer Peter Lenkov took to social media and shared an emotional message with his followers about Taylor Wily’s passing.

Hawaii Five-0 Producer Remembers Taylor Wily

Lenkov wrote, “T, as I told you many times, I fell in love with you at the first audition. You came in with a towel on your head mopping up sweat, and I was smitten.

You charmed me into making you a regular… on the show… and in my life. You were family. And I will miss you every day, brother. PS: when we spoke last week, we laughed at how right you were from Day 1. Five-0 was our dream job. And I was so lucky we got to share that magic together.”

As soon as more details are available regarding the Hawaii Five-0 actor’s death, we will be sure to pass them along.  In the mean time, let us know what your favorite Kamekona Tupuola scene was in the comments below.  Keep checking Celebrating The Soaps for daily TV spoilers and news.

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