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Legendary Entertainer Don Ho Dies
Julia Norton-Dennis - jlittle@kgmb9.com


It's a sad day in Hawaii and around the world. Today legendary entertainer Don Ho died of heart failure. He was 76 years old.

Paramedics were called to Ho's Diamond Head home just before 10:30 a.m. He was taken to Queen's Medical Center where he died a short time later.

Don Ho was a man whose music touched millions worldwide. Now many are mourning his sudden death.

"The world will never have another person like Don Ho," entertainer Jimmy Borges said with tears in his eyes. Borges was overcome with grief at hearing his dear friend Don Ho had passed away. The two shared many happy times together.

Borges is sure of one thing Don Ho lived a rich, full life. "Oh god, trust me he did. There's women all over this world, they're going to be crying when they hear this, because he was close to so many. They loved him. The women loved him," Borges said.

The women loved him and the men admired him. He was well-respected by his band members.

Benny Chong played guitar with Ho when he was with the Aliis. He was supposed to play with him Sunday night. "He reminded me a lot of my father. He (Ho) treated me very, very well. We had great mutual respect," Chong said. "I used to see him tell the people, 'Take care of the boys, take care of them, make sure they're taken care of you guys, okay?'"

Entertaining was his life, but Ho always found time to nurture his family and help others.

"It's what he did with his position in helping many of the young rising stars of Hawaii," Chong said.

Borges recalls Ho's advice when he returned to the islands to entertain. "He said, 'Do what you do Jimmy, do what you do. If they like you, you're gonna stay. If they don't like you, you go back to San Francisco,'" Borges said with a smile.

His easy, laid-back style endeared him to family, friends and strangers. "Don's way was not, if you don't have to do anything fast, don't do it."

Though his voice has been silenced, Don Ho's spirit will live on forever. "Every time you say aloha and every time you hug someone, then you're replenishing his spirit," Borges said with tears streaming down his face.


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Don Ho ? Watch your mouth ya racist.

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