Lillian Nakano


Age: 86

Summary: Hawaiian-born longtime civil rights activist and noted musician who became a leader in the grass-roots effort that won reparations and an official apology for Japanese-Americans incarcerated by the U.S. government during World War II, but who became a forceful organizer for the reparations movement launched by a handful of activists in Los Angeles in the late 1970's.

Cause of Death: Complications from colon cancer surgery

Born: April 30, 1928

Died: March 7, 2015

Torrance, California