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‘Hawaii 5-0’ Star Dies at 56 – Hollywood Life


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Taylor Wily — identified for his roles in Hawaii 5-0 and Forgetting Sarah Marshall — has died. He was 56. Hawaii 5-0 govt producer Peter M. Lenkov confirmed the information in a number of Instagram posts on Thursday, June 20.

“T, as I advised you a lot instances, I fell in love with you on the first audition,” Peter wrote in a single caption, alongside a video montage of reminiscences with Taylor. “You got here in with a towel in your head mopping up sweat, and I used to be smitten. You charmed me into making you an everyday … on the present … and in my life. You have been household. And I’ll miss you each day, brother.”

Peter then revealed in his caption that he had simply spoken to Taylor one week earlier than his demise.

“PS: after we spoke final week, we laughed at how proper you have been from Day 1. 5-0 was our dream job,” the producer added. “And I used to be so fortunate we received to share that magic collectively.”

Peter adopted up in a separate Instagram submit by sharing a photograph of each of them. The picture was seemingly taken on the set of the drama collection,

“I’m devastated. Heartbroken,” Peter wrote, earlier than including, “I’ll submit some detailed emotions later. Simply too exhausting proper now.”

Taylor appeared in 171 episodes of Hawaii 5-0 because the character Kamekona Tupuola. He reprised the function in MacGyver and Magnum P.I. Initially of his appearing profession, Taylor appeared in Forgetting Sarah Marshall as lodge employee.

Earlier than he launched into his movie profession, the Hawaii native competed in sumo, UFC and MMA matches.

Taylor is survived by his spouse, Halona, and their two youngsters.

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