‘Hawaii Five-0’ Actor Taylor Wily, a former sumo wrestler, dies at age 56

Taylor Wily, the actor who appeared on the “Hawaii Five-0” reboot, has died, according to social media reports Friday. He was 56.

Wily played Kamekona Tupuola and appeared in 171 episodes of “Hawaii Five-0.” Peter M. Lenkov, the executive producer of “Hawaii Five-0,” posted on Instagram about Wily’s death. It was confirmed by Hawaiian news station KITV. No cause of death was reported.

“I am devastated. Heartbroken. I’ll post some detailed feelings later. Just too hard right now,” Lenkov wrote, alongside of a picture with Wily, on Thursday.

In a separate post with a photo montage, Lenkov wrote, “T, as I told you many times, I fell in love with you at the first audition. You came in with a towel on your head mopping up sweat, and I was smitten. You charmed me into making you a regular … on the show … and in my life. You were family. And I will miss you every day, brother. PS: when we spoke last week, we laughed at how right you were from Day 1. ‘Five-0’ was our dream job. And I was so lucky we got to share that magic together.”

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Wily also appeared in episodes of “MacGyver” and “Magnum P.I.” and was a former pro sumo wrestler.

He was born Teila Tuli on June 14, 1968, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Wily is survived by his wife Halona and their two children.

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