Sione Aleki Passes
Amplifier was sadenned to receive this message from Bill Sevisi's daughter, Tania.
Hi Everyone, my name is Tania Sevesi, eldest daughter of Bill Sevesi the hawaiian steel guitarist. Sad news... Sione Aleki collapsed and died last night while performing on stage in his homeland of Tonga (Monday, 21st December 2009). He was only in his sixties and had just finished filming a documentary with dad just over a week ago. A legendary ukulele player that was renowned for his super fast styles of playing the ukulele while almost totally blind.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to Sione's family and friends.