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March 14, 1945 - March 4, 2011
| Age 65
The Associated Press
HONOLULU (AP) — The man who became inextricably linked to Hawaii's 1959 statehood as a grinning newsboy in an iconic photo has died.
A son of Chester Frank Kahapea told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that the former newsboy died March 4 at a Honolulu hospital from complications caused by Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 65.
The Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary on Wednesday confirmed Kahapea's death with The Associated Press.
In 1959, the Honolulu Star...
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