|Birth: ||Aug. 13, 1930|
|Death: ||Apr. 14, 2007|
Entertainer. Born Donald Tai Loy Ho, This native of Kakaako, Hawaii began a long and successful music career in his parent's Oahu bar after returning home from his service in the US Air Force during the Korean War. Soon the former high school football star, who before the Korean Conflict had worked in a pineapple cannery, developed a large local fan base. In the early 1960s he expanded his following by playing in local hotels. In 1966 he gained international fame after appearing on the US mainland and after releasing "Tiny Bubbles." This song became his signature tune and biggest hit. His popularity continued to grow when "The Don Ho Show" appeared on national TV from 1976 to 1977. "Tiny Bubbles" was followed with other well known hits such as "I'll Remember You," "With All My Love" and the "Hawaiian Wedding Song." Ho battled heart problems in the final years of his life but was able to perform up until his death. He became a Hawaiian institution and many tourists put attending his Waikiki shows a must see on there trip to his beloved Hawaii. (bio by: Bigwoo)
Cause of death: Heart failure
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Specifically: Ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean off of Waikiki Beach
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Originally Created by: Bigwoo
Record added: Apr 14, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18935341
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