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Buttons Kaluhiokalani passes away after battle with lung cancer

Published: Nov. 2, 2013 at 4:51 PM HST|Updated: Nov. 2, 2013 at 4:53 PM HST
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Longtime surfer Buttons Kaluhiokalani has passed away after a battle with lung cancer.

Kaluhiokalani was known in the 1970s for his new and innovative style he brought the sport of surfing. He was battling stage four cancer that spread to his back.

Kaluhiokalani's family also stuck by his side. They hosted a fundraiser to pay his medical bills on September 21 at The Fix.

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