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Longtime Hawaii columnist dies at 89

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Longtime Honolulu Columnist Eddie Sherman dead at 89 Longtime Honolulu Columnist Eddie Sherman dead at 89
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Eddie Sherman, the longtime three-dot columnist who counted celebrities like Marlon Brando, Elvis Presley and Bette Midler among his close friends, has died.

Sherman suffered a massive stroke at his home and was rushed to Straub Hospital where he died Tuesday night, said his wife Patty Sherman. He was 89.

The so-called dean of Hawaii's three-dot columnist, Sherman wrote for the Honolulu Advertiser, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and MidWeek and was read by millions in Hawaii since the 1950s.

"He just loved everybody and liked talking to everyone," said former Honolulu Advertiser columnist Wayne Harada.

"No matter he if he was in the grocery store or on the street, he was curious enough to talk to anyone."

Over the years, Sherman became friends with a countless number of famous entertainers such as John Wayne Frank Sinatra to Sammy Davis Jr, Elvis Presley and Bob Hope. But he was particularly fond of Brando and Midler, said his wife Patty Sherman.

Patty Sherman said her husband had experienced some health problems recently but remained active after he retired from MidWeek several years ago.

Along with his wife, Sherman is survived by daughter Kerry English of California, son Shawn Sherman of Las Vegas and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be private.

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