HONOLULU (AP) — “Hawaii Five-0” actor Keo Woolford has died three days after suffering a stroke. He was 49.
Publicist Tracy Larrua announced Woolford’s death on social media . She said he had a severe stroke on Friday and died Monday at a hospital in Hawaii.
Aloha All- It is with great sadness and a heavy heart to advise you of the passing of artist, Keo Woolford. The multi-hyphenate, multi-disciplinarian talent suffered a severe stroke on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. He passed away this afternoon. As a writer, director, actor, and newly appointed Kumu Hula of Kumu Hula Robert Cazimero’s Halau Na Kamalei o Lililehua, he is most known for his successful one-man show, “I-LAND,” which was the inspiration for his indie blockbuster, “The Haumana.” With a long career that has taken him to London as the King in “The King & I,” and around the world as a member of popular Hawaii boy-band, “Brownskin,” and everywhere else in between, he is a talent and extraordinary human being that will be missed. We kindly ask to give the family their privacy. If there are any questions, please contact me. And for those who haven't had the chance to visit him, we will be here until 10:30 pm when hospital visiting hours end. Mahalo nui loa, Tracy Tracy Larrua POI PLANET PR/MarCom/Production www.poiplanet.com
Woolford played detective James Chang in CBS’s reboot of “Hawaii Five-0.” Co-star Daniel Dae Kim paid tribute to Woolfordon Twitter on Tuesday , writing, “As talented as you were, I will remember you most for your kindness. Thank you for sharing your light with us.”
Woolford had small roles in several films, including 2014’s “Godzilla” and “Act of Valor” in 2012. He also wrote and directed “The Haumana,” a 2013 independent film based on his one man show.