Vale: Al Harrington
Veteran actor Al Harrington, best known for Hawaii Five-0 has died.
Veteran actor Al Harrington, best known for Hawaii Five-0 has died, aged 85.
The Samoan-American actor died after suffering a stroke.
“Al was truly a gift from God. A noble, compassionate, patient and gentle man with a witty sense of humor and a larger-than-life laugh that will echo in my heart until we are reunited,” his wife Rosa wrote in a statement.
In 1972, he debuted as Detective Ben Kokua on Hawaii Five-0, having appeared in several episodes as other characters.
He remained on the show for three years and decades later joined the Hawaii Five-0 reboot in a recurring role as Mamo Kahike.
Harrington also made appearances on other television shows including Magnum, P.I., Scrubs and The Byrds of Paradise.