Wednesday, December 13, 2017

RIP Titus Napoleon

Forest Lawn

Known for his beautiful voice and immense talent, Titus Napoleon was a pioneer in the Hawaiian music industry. Starting as a teenager in the late 1950's with his family's group The Royal Napoleon's, Titus became a go-to expert for Hawaiian music, performing across the US, entertaining hundreds of thousands. Titus' gifts were not limited to music. He was also an actor with a long list of appearances in both TV and film. He was a mentor to many and is credited with helping start the careers of several well-known Polynesian talents of today.

Titus was a gentle giant of a man with a heart to match. Always smiling, he greeted you warmly and all who met him felt his Aloha Spirit. His charisma and stage presence were magnetic. Though extremely well known and revered, he always remained humble and willing to share his talents no matter where the stage.

Titus was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He loved his Father in Heaven and instilled a love of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to his family.

Ohana was everything to Titus and his greatest joys were his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his eldest daughter Kim (Herbert) and is survived by his children: Keri, Analei (Blair), Maile (Toa) Nihi (Rachael) and Noa (Jeannie) as well as 20 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

He will be forever missed.

Napoleon, Titus (Titus Keali'iho'olula'auopuowaina Nihi Napoleon II)
Born: 6/20/1941, San Bernardino, California, U.S.A.
Died: 10/25/2017, Westminster, California, U.S.A.

Titus Napoleon’s western actor:
Hearts of the West – 1975 (native drummer)

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