Keo Woolford, who played Det. James Chang on CBS' Hawaii Five-0, died Monday at a hospital in Oahu after suffering a stroke three days earlier, his publicist told The Hollywood Reporter. He was 49.

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.

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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