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Honolulu historian Bob Dye passes away

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A man who's been recording, reporting, and promoting Honolulu's history for the past 50 years has died.

Bob Dye passed away late Friday night surrounded by his family.

His son Tom says Dye died after a long illness.

You may know Dye best from books he wrote like 'Merchant Prince of the Sandalwood Mountains'.

Dye had a long lasting impact on Hawaii, working for former Honolulu Mayor Frank Fasi as well as former Hawaii Congressman Cec Heftel, both of whom died earlier this week.

Dye leaves behind three sons, two daughters, and three grandchildren.

He was 81-years-old.

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