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Lt. Governor Aiona Issues Statement on the Passing of Aunty Genoa

Lt. Governor Aiona James Lt. Governor Aiona James
Aunty Genoa Keawe Aunty Genoa Keawe

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- Lt. Governor Aiona James issued the following statement on the passing of Hawaiian music legend Aunty Genoa Leilani Keawe.

"Hawai‘i has lost a beloved icon.  Aunty Genoa Keawe was one of Hawai‘i's most recognizable figures, who touched countless lives and shared the aloha spirit with all the people of Hawai‘i and the rest of the world.  

"Her deep commitment to mentoring Hawaiian musicians and perpetuating the Hawaiian culture is an inspiration to us all and will continue to inspire future generations.

"Governor Lingle and I are deeply saddened by the passing of Aunty Genoa, and on behalf of the people of Hawai‘i, we extend our heartfelt condolences to her family, friends and fans who will forever remember her signature soprano voice, her beautiful smile and her legacy."

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