Hawaii Five-0 is mourning a member of their ohana.
CBS star Keo Woolford died on Monday afternoon at a hospital in Oahu, Hawaii, three days after suffering a severe stroke on Nov. 25, his publicist Tracy Larrua confirmed to PEOPLE. He was 49.
Daniel Dae Kim remembered his costar with a tribute on Twitter Tuesday writing, “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.”
Woolford, a native of Honolulu, had a recurring role as Det. James Chang on the Hawaii Five-0 remake.
CBS issued the following statement to PEOPLE on the passing of the guest actor: “We are heartbroken over the passing of our friend and colleague Keo Woolford. A beloved member of our Ohana, his kindness and professionalism were matched only by his incredible talent. Our hearts go out to his entire family and all those who loved him.”
Dennis Chun, who plays Sgt. Duke Lukela, took to Facebook to share a touching message. “It is with a broken heart and saddness that I bid Keo Woolford aloha. He was a beautiful spirit and light that blessed this aina with grace and eloquence. There are no words to convey the sense of loss so many of us feel,” Chun wrote.
Adding, “Your canoe has departed my friend. May the tides take you to a safe harbor … may the beauty of the rainbow rise to meet you and may the Halaus of heaven welcome you with leis of aloha and love. Mahalo for your friendship. I love you and will miss you in all the days to come. Until we meet again.”
Former recurring actor Willie Garson tweeted, “Very sad news about a member of our
#H50 @HawaiiFive0CBS Family….godspeed.”
One of the show’s creators, Peter Lenkov, and the writing team also expressed their heartfelt condolences on social media.