Keo Woolford popularly known as Detective James Chang passed away at the age of 49. Woolford starred in CBS’ ‘Hawaii Five-O’.
According to BBC, on Monday, the Honolulu born actor died in Waimalu, HI, at the Pali Momi Medical Center.
Keo Woolford had suffered a stroke on Monday. After suffering for three days the 49 year old passed away.
Who was Keo Woolford?
Woolford was from Honolulu. He was the writer, director and producer of ‘The Haumana’ an independent film of 2013.
He had appeared as recurring character in CBS’ remake of ‘Hawaii Five-O’. His famous character was known as Detective James Chang. According to Hollywood Reporter, Woolford even had small roles in films like Godzilla (2014), Grace (2006) and Happy, Texas (1999).
I-Land, a one man show of Woolford’s, was an inspiration. At the Hawaii International Film Festival 2013, his ‘The Haumana’ closed the event. For the best first feature the writer-director, Woolford, received an award from the jury in the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.
Detective James Chang receives farewell tribute on social media?
He had even toured for Brownskin, a Hawaiian boy band, as a member. Woolford had even starred as King Siam for around 300 performances of ‘The King & I’. The stage production had even found a way to London Palladium.
Keo Woolford’s death was confirmed by his publicist Tracy Larrua. Since the announcement of the news twitter started to flow with tributes from Woolford’s former TV mates.
Daniel Kim was reported saying, “As talented as you were, I will remember you most for your kindness. Thank you for sharing your light with us, @KeoWoolford. Rest In Peace.”
Lyn Chenn, actress, paid her tribute on twitter by mentioning that the late 49 year old would be “missed dearly”.
While Brian Yang posted, “So saddened to learn of @keowoolford’s passing. From NYC to Hawaii, we miss you.”
ALSO READ: Last Man On Earth Season 3 – Gail Klosterman Pregnant, Mr. T Comes To Malibu