Iz to lie in state
in Capitol courtyard

By Star-Bulletin staff

Entertainer and songwriter Israel "Iz" Kamakawiwo'ole, who died June 26, will lie in state in the courtyard of the state Capitol from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday.

A short ceremony will be held beginning at 5 p.m., followed by another service at 7:30 p.m. On Thursday, friends may call from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Borthwick Mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.

Kamakawiwo'ole's ashes will be scattered at Makua Beach on the Waianae Coast, where he was raised, between noon and 2 p.m. July 12.

The address for those wishing to send condolences by mail is P.O. Box 308; Aiea, HI, 96701. Kamakawiwo'ole and his CD "N Dis Life" won three awards during this year's Na Hoku Hanohano presentation, and was named favorite entertainer of the year by popular vote.

Kamakawiwo'ole, 38, is survived by his widow, Marlene; daughter, Ceslieanne; sister, Lydia Kauakahi; hanai brothers, Glenn Kapahu and Ronnie Ching; hanai son, Johnny Boy Gomes; and nieces and nephews.

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