Israel Kamakawiwo’ole and his wife Marlene had one daughter, Ceslieanne, known as “Wehi” (b. 1982)… His version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” a tune first made famous by Judy Garland, became particularly famous after his death… An animated video of Israel Kamakawiwo’ole was featured on the front page of Google for May 20, 2020, on what would have been his 61st birthday. The caption read, in part: “Through his joyful songs and lifelong advocacy for the islands’ values and culture, Israel has been widely referred to as the ‘Voice of Hawai’i.'”
Copyright © 1998-2017 by Who2?, LLC. All rights reserved.