Israel Kamakawiwo'ole



Age: 38


Summary: Hawaiian musician who became famous outside Hawaii when his album Facing Future was released in 1993 and whose medley tune of Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World was subsequently featured in several films, television programs, and television advertisement commercials through his skillful ukulele playing and incorporation of other genres (such as jazz and reggae).



Cause of Death: Complications from obesity


Born: May 20, 1959


Died: June 26, 1997


Location: Honolulu, Hawaii