Remembering Willie K. Video

  Hot Hawaiian Nights: Willie K.

Uncle Willie K. was known for bringing down the house, and he was one of the most talented musicians to ever call Hawaii home.

  Hawaii loses a music legend: Willie K dies after lengthy cancer battle

According to his loved ones, Willie K died peacefully late Monday night at his home in Wailuku.

  WATCH: Willie K. performs on Sunrise in 2010

  Willie K performs the Star Spangled Banner

  Willie K performs 'Ave Maria'

Willie was born on Maui where he learned many styles of music at an early age, but he has long insisted that blues has been his first love.

  Willie K performs 'O Holy Night'

Recording at Hawaii News Now, the song was originally from the album Willie Kalikimaka released on November 2, 1999.

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  Willie K performs 'Big Old House of the Sun'

Born William Awihilima Kahaiali’i, many simply knew him as “Uncle Willie.” His fans grew to love him as Willie K.

  Leahey & Leahey: Willie K. (Episode 4)

  After his creative take of the national anthem goes viral, Willie K. explains inspiration behind his

Video of Willie K. singing the national anthem got over 2 million hits.

  Sunrise On The Road - Mahalo Tour: Maui - Willie K

Sunrise On The Road - Mahalo Tour: Maui - Willie K

  Amy Hanaialii and Willie K preview their holiday shows

According to his loved ones, Willie K died peacefully on May 18 night at his home in Wailuku after enduring a lengthy battle with lung cancer. He was surround

  Leahey & Leahey: Willie K. (Episode 4)

  Willie K and Amy Hanaialii perform songs from their "Reunion" album

Several albums he partnered with Amy Hanaiali’i Gilliom on also secured their place in the Hoku Awards hall of fame.

  The men of Sunrise join Willie K for a special Christmas performance

Willie was an expert in varying genres of music from Hawaiian to the blues, to jazz, rock, reggae and more.

  Willie K performs Live in the HNN studio

The singer, guitarist and all-around eclectic musician won 19 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards during his expansive music career.

  Willie K. performing live in the Sunrise studio

Willie announced he was diagnosed with lung cancer in January 2018.