Edwin Mahi‘ai Beamer passed away on July 14, 2017. Born in Honolulu, he was a renowned musician and entertainer. He received the 1992 State of Hawai‘i Recognition Award for his musical contributions. Beamer was also the 1993 recipientof the David Malo award presented by Rotary International for his cultural contributions. In 2006, he was inducted into the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame and was named a “Living Treasure of Hawaii” in 2008 by the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawai‘i.