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Israel Kamakawiwoʻole's Death

Born (Birthday) May 20, 1959

Death Date June 26, 1997

Age of Death 38 years

Cause of Death Respiratory Insufficiency

Profession Folk Singer

The folk singer Israel Kamakawiwoʻole died at the age of 38. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Hawaiian musician and entertainer who became an international star in 1993, dying of heart problems just four years later. He is best known for his medley of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World.”

The popular Hawaiian musician and actor Moe Keale was his uncle.