Chester Kahapea, symbol of Hawaiian statehood, dies at 65
Chester Kahapea, who became inextricably linked to Hawaii's 1959 statehood as a grinning newsboy in an iconic photo, has died. He was 65.
The former newsboy died March 4 at a Honolulu hospital from complications caused by Lou Gehrig's disease, his son Christopher told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
In 1959, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin ran a picture of Kahapea smiling and holding a newspaper with the headline, "Statehood." The picture went on to be used in numerous publications, including The Times.
-- Associated Press
Photo: Chester Kahapea in 1959. Credit: Associated Press / The Star-Bulletin, Albert Yamauchi