‘Hawaii Five-0’ Actor Keo Woolford Dies at 49

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.