The death of kumu hula Johnny Lum Ho has been reported. The hula community is in a state of mourning. He was a well-liked member of the community. Kia Kahele, a member of the Hawaii Congress, issued a statement following the passing of longtime Kumu hula Johnny Lum Ho. He died at the age of 81 on April 3, 2022.
His death was confirmed by his family members. He was surrounded by his family and close ones at the time of his death. However, the family has not revealed his cause of death at this moment as his family has asked for privacy at the time of this heartfelt moment. Kumu hula’s exciting and creative performances made him a famous figure in the hula world.
He was born and raised on the east side of Hawai‘i Island in the Hawaiian Homestead Community of Keaukaha to real Hawaiian parents. Kumu Hula was the founder of Hawaii’s award-winning Halau O Ka Ua Kanilehua, which was a popular attraction at the Merrie Monarch Festival. He was well known for his hula-hooping expertise. Kumu Hula was also a well-known recording artist, composer, and musician who over the years trained a number of dancers. His halau and music will be his legacy, and his spirit will live on in his students, who will pass on his passion for hula to future generations.
“Mahalo Nui to all of you who have reached out with thoughts of aloha and worry,” Kumu Johnny’s family said to HNN. The tragic death of our dear brother, uncle, and Kumu Hula Johnny Lum Ho has left us devastated. He departed this world, accompanied by family and friends, to join his heavenly Father and ohana, who had gone before him. While we mourn his departure, we know that he led a long and wonderful life that influenced generations in ways that will live on in his legacy. We respectfully request that you give the family and hlau space and privacy to grieve and process. Aloha.”