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Taylor Willy is dead. The actor and former sumo wrestler was 56 years old

Wily’s death was confirmed by Peter M. Lenkov, executive producer of the series that aired from 2010 to 2020.

“T, as I told you many times, I loved you from the first audition. You came with a towel on your head to wipe the sweat with, and I was enchanted. You charmed me so much that you became a permanent member of the cast and my life. You were family to me. And I will miss you every day, brother,” wrote Lenkov.

Wily was born on June 14, 1968 in Hawaii. Before becoming an actor, he was a sumo and MMA fighter. He played his first big role in a comedy “Boys cry too” from 2008.

Two years later, he joined the series “Hawaii Five-O”, a remake of the popular production from 1968-1980. He appeared as a guest until the seventh season. He has been part of the main cast since the eighth season. He appeared in 171 episodes. He repeated his role as a guest in new versions of “MacGyver” and “Magnum: Hawaii Detective”.

He left behind a wife and two children.