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Hawaii Five-O’s Original Danno Dies

Hawaii Five-O’s Original Danno Dies


James MacArthur, who played a detective in the original run of the newly rebooted hit show, Hawaii Five-O, passed away at age 72 from natural causes this Thursday at his home in Florida.

If you were a fan of Hawaii Five-O in it’s original version, you most likely relate MacArthur’s character, Detective Danny “Danno” Williams, to his constant duty of registering in the criminals every time sidekick Steve McGarret [played by Jack Lord] gave those infamous orders to “book ’em”.

“Sad,” Peter Lenkov, the director of the rebooted CBS series tweeted. “We’ve lost a special part of our heritage today.”

The show ran from 1968 to 1980, and MacArthur appeared in every season.


  1. RIP James MacArthur. This saddens me. Hopefully he was got to see a episode or two of the reboot. I think it would have made him really happy.


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