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Hawaiian Music Icon Willie K Passes Away

Iconic “You Ku’uipo” singer Willie K has passed away, MAUIWatch confirmed early Tuesday morning.

The Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning musician and Maui native announced two years ago that he was battling lung cancer.

According to a post on his official Facebook Page, ” Initially in January 2018, he was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer. He fought hard for over 2 years while still performing. In mid-February of this year, he was hospitalized for pneumonia which caused complications with his lung cancer.”

This story will be updated.

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