Memorial service
set for ‘Zulu’

A memorial service for Gilbert "Zulu" Francis Lani Kauhi, who played a detective on the "Hawaii Five-0" television show, will be held Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo.

Kauhi, 66, of Keaau, died May 3 at Hilo Medical Center of complications from diabetes. He was born Oct. 17, 1937, in Hilo.

As Detective Kono Kalakaua, Kauhi is remembered for breaking down a door in the opening sequence of "Hawaii Five-0." Zulu, a nickname given to him in high school, also had a band, "Zulu and the Seven Sons of Hawaii," that performed music in seven languages.

Kauhi, who was with "Hawaii Five-0" for four seasons, had been a disc jockey for radio station KHVH and a stage comedian when he was hired for the TV show.

Kauhi is survived by his mother Emma K. Kauhi, brother Allen Kauhi, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The service will be at 11 a.m., preceded by visitation at 9 a.m.


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