Al Harrington dead: Hawaii Five-0 actor passes at 85 after suffering stroke

HAWAII Five-0 actor Al Harrington passed away on Tuesday after suffering a stroke, his family confirmed.

Harrington was 85-years-old at the time of his death.

Harrington was raised in Pago Pago, Samoa and moved to Honolulu as a child.

Born Tausau Ta’a in American Samoa, Harrington played Detective Ben Kokua in the original Hawaii Five-0 series.

Harrington also starred as Mamo Kahike on its 2010 reboot.

His three years on the show earned him an international following.

When Harrington left the show he made a full-time commitment to entertainment and became a Waikiki showroom headliner and recording artist.

In 2018, he received the Hawai’i Academy of Recording Arts Lifetime Achievement Award.

According to the Hawaii News Now, Harrington's family said he was recently hospitalized.

However, the circumstances surrounding his recent hospitalization remain unknown.

He was survived by his wife, Rosa Harrington, sons Alema and Tau, and daughters Summer Harrington and Cassi Harrington Palmer.

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