Friday, May 22, 2009

Israel Kamakawiwo'Ole 'IZ' 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow"

Israel was a huge man. He died prematurely because of heart failure (at 38) - a tragedy. Before that he delighted thousands, millions with his singing. This song has been featured on several films including "Finding Forrester." His song is so delightful I had to post it. His voice just touches me. It is sad because he died, but it is still so delightful!

He died in 1997. He would have been 50 years old this year, only a couple of days ago.

He is a reminder that God cares about weight as another thing He wants to heal.

2 comments:

sherri said...

I'VE HEARD THE SONG BUT NEVER HEARD THIS STORY. WHAT A LOSS.

Gabrielle Eden said...

Be sure to go find on YouTube the longer version of the song with "What a Wonderful World" attached to it in a medley. It is so cool. I posted this one because of the cool video that went with it, but it cuts it off before he gets to the other song.