Robert Kekaula Bio/Wiki
According to a report from Hawai‘i News Now, Robert Kekaula, a lifelong journalist and sportscaster in Hawaii, died Saturday morning, June 19, surrounded by his family.
Media outlets were informed by the family. At 8:25 a.m., Kekaula passed away. The following statement was issued by the ‘ohana: “We have heavy hearts this morning as our ‘ohana has lost its mighty wings. He lived his life his own way and was so much to so many people. His heart was full of love for his family, sports and most of all music. Our wings are broken but we will fly again one day. And Robert will fly beside us and continue to guide us along the way. Mahalo to everyone who touched his life along this journey. Aloha ‘Oe to our father, partner, brother, uncle and friend. We ask for privacy as we get through this difficult time.”
He was 56 years old.
According to HNN, Kekaula began his career in broadcast journalism as a weekend sports producer at KGMB.
He began working for KITV as a weekend sports anchor and reporter in 1989. In 1994, he moved on to KHNL before returning to KITV in 1997 to work as a sports director. Kekaula previously worked at KITV as a Managing Editor. Janice Gin, the station’s news director, stated: “He leaves a legacy of being a great communicator, one who understood people of all walks. He appreciated the human spirit and human potential. He loved Hawai‘i, and the culture that made him proud to be a native son of the Islands.”
How Did Robert Kekaula Die? (Death Cause)
At this time, the cause of his death is unknown. Following the announcement of Kekaula’s death, the sportscaster’s death was met with outflows of love and sadness on social media.
Congressman Kai Kahele said, “It is with a heavy heart that I learned of Robert’s passing – a man with a larger than life personality, abounding talent and pure aloha,” Kahele posted on Twitter. “He touched many lives with his spirit of aloha. Thank you Robert for your immeasurable contributions to Hawaiʻi. You will be forever missed.”