Keo Woolford, who played detective James Chang on the CBS crime drama “Hawaii Five-0,” died Monday in Oahu, Hawaii, following complications with a stroke. He was 49.
The actor suffered a stroke on Nov. 25 and passed away three days later at the Pali Moli Medical Center in Oahu.
While Woolford is best known for his character in “Hawaii Five-0”, where he played a recurring role from 2011 to 2015, he is also known for his work as a writer, director and producer. His film “The Haumāna,” which centers around a man who becomes a hula teacher, won a special jury prize at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival in 2013.
His film credits include a minor role in the 2014 Godzilla remake and “Act of Valor.” He has also been in a couple stage productions including “The King and I” as well as his own self-written one-man show “I Land.”
His colleagues paid their respects via Twitter, remembering the actor’s talent and spirit.
As talented as you were, I will remember you most for your kindness. Thank you for sharing your light with us, @KeoWoolford. Rest In Peace.
— Daniel Dae Kim (@danieldaekim) November 29, 2016
— Kelly Hu (@KellyHu) November 29, 2016