Friday marks 10 years since the death of legendary Hawaii entertainer Don Ho.
Not only was he a popular recording artist – especially with the success of his hit single “Tiny Bubbles” -- but his shows drew huge crowds of regular tourists and the Hollywood elite to the islands as well.
He even had his own television show, “The Don Ho Show.”
Ho toured with the general public and also supported the military. After all, he served in the U.S. Air Force.
Don was in the right place at the right time, bringing excitement to Waikiki with his shows, shaking every hand at the end of the night as people left.
In his later years, Ho struggled with a heart problem and died on April 14, 2007 from heart failure. He was 76 years old.
There will be a special on Ho that will run next Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. on KHNL.