Hawaii Five-0 star Taylor Wily dies aged 56

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of beloved Hawaii Five-0 star Taylor Wily at the age of 56. The actor, known for his role as Kamekona on the hit television series, passed away on Tuesday after a long battle with an undisclosed illness.

Wily’s death has sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry and has left fans of Hawaii Five-0 mourning the loss of one of their favorite characters. Wily’s portrayal of Kamekona, a lovable and larger-than-life character, endeared him to audiences around the world and made him a fan favorite on the show.

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Wily was a proud native of the island and often spoke about his love for his home state. Before his acting career took off, Wily was a successful sumo wrestler, competing under the ring name “Sumo T.” He later transitioned to acting and found success on Hawaii Five-0, where he became a staple of the show’s cast for over a decade.

Wily’s co-stars and friends have taken to social media to express their grief and share their fond memories of the actor. Alex O’Loughlin, who played Steve McGarrett on Hawaii Five-0, wrote, “Taylor was a true talent and a cherished member of our Ohana. He will be deeply missed.”

In addition to his work on Hawaii Five-0, Wily also appeared in a number of other television shows and films, including Forgetting Sarah Marshall and North Shore. His charismatic presence and infectious smile made him a joy to watch on screen, and he will be remembered fondly by all who had the privilege of working with him.

Wily’s death is a great loss to the entertainment industry, but his legacy will live on through his work and the impact he had on those around him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and fans during this difficult time. Rest in peace, Taylor Wily. You will be greatly missed.

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