In addition to his recurring role on Hawaii Five-0, Woolford's film roles include small parts in 1996's Happy, Texas and the 2014 remake of Godzilla. A Honolulu native, Woolford also wrote, directed and produced the 2013 award-winnning film The Haumana, and had recently completed the script for a sequel.
He was also a prolific stage actor whose credits included The King & I, and was a member of the Hawaiian boy band Brownskin.
The Hawaii Five-0 writing team and Woolford's co-star Daniel Dae Kim paid tribute to the actor on Twitter.
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.— Daniel Dae Kim (@danieldaekim) November 29, 2016
There's no word yet on how, or if, the character of Det. Chang will be written out of the show.
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