Helen Matthew Robinson


Age: 91

owner of the Ni'ihau Island in Hawaii (7th largest and the last all-Hawaiian community where the 200 or so residents only speak the Hawaiian language, and there is no electricity, indoor plumbing or paved roads), who rejected millions of dollars for the island from corporate interests.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: August 2, 1910

Died: July 31, 2002

Makaweli, Hawaii