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Don Ho, Tiny Bubbles

Don Ho, Deceased SingerDon Ho, born Donald Tai Loy Ho (August 13, 1930 – April 14, 2007) was a Hawaiian musician and entertainer.

Life and career

Ho, of mixed Chinese, Hawaiian, Portuguese, Dutch, and German descent, was born in the small Honolulu neighborhood of Kakaiako, but he grew up in Kineiohe on the windward side of the island of O?ahu. He was a graduate of the Kamehameha Schools in 1949 and he attended Springfield College in 1950, but returned home to earn a bachelor's degree in sociology at University of Hawai'i in 1953. In 1954 Ho entered the United States Air Force and spent time flying fighter jets in both Texas and Hawaii.

Death

Don Ho died at 76. In September 2006, Ho married Haumea Hebenstreit, who produced his show at the Waikiki Beachcomber. Although he had a new pacemaker installed on September 16, 2006, Ho died in Waikiki from heart failure on April 14, 2007. On May 11, 2007 Ho's 51 year old daughter Dayna died in a friend's home in Waialua on the North Shore of O'ahu. The Honolulu medical examiner's office determined that the cause of death was an accidental methamphetamine overdose.

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Re: Don Ho, Tiny Bubbles

Wow, this is the first time I have heard that Don Ho had past away. How sad. I remember him in the episode of The Brady Bunch when they went to Hawaii. And his daughter died only a few months later, wow, this really is sad.

Re: Don Ho, Tiny Bubbles

I was sad to realize he was gone also, saw him in Hawaii on two visits. He was such an animated entertainer and I loved the music. He will be missed. I still have an old 78 recording of his music.

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