Rene Paulo Obituary, Death – Rene Paulo, known as “Hawaii’s King of the Keyboard,” passed away recently, and we are deeply saddened to learn of his departure. Rene Paulo performed for many years at our Islandwide Crafts & Food Expos (Hawaii). Not just the best entertainment I’ve ever seen, but he’s also extremely generous and nice to my family. I’m willing to guess that he and our mother Caroline are currently engaged in a positively wonderful piano jam session. Irenio Pagarigan Paulo (also known as Rene Paulo), a legendary pianist, passed away quite calmly in Tripler Army Medical Center on January 11, 2023, at eleven o’clock at night. He was ninety-two years old.
Everyone who has interacted with Rene or witnessed one of his performances felt a strong affection for him. Both Al and I will feel a profound loss in the absence of this extremely accomplished man, whose disposition was also kind and amusing. We shall be eternally grateful to Rene and his amazing family for allowing Al and me to meet at their popular nightclub known as “Opus One” located in the Ilikai Hotel 46 years ago; for this, we will be forever thankful. Rene Paulo will always be remembered fondly, and the entire Paulo family has our love and support.