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Janet Maduli, a fixture in Hawaii entertainment industry, dies at 67



Janet Maduli, a fixture in Hawaii entertainment industry, dies at 67

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – The Hawaii News Now ohana mourns the loss of Janet Lee Maduli — or Aunty Janet, as she was known around the studio. She was 67.

In addition to being the mother of HNN’s McKenna Maduli, Janet Maduli had a long and impactful career in the music and television industry both in Hawaii and abroad.

Maduli held many titles at the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts, including office manager, former governor, and treasurer of the Academy.

Maduli served the Academy as governor for nearly 15 years.

She was a fixture on set and part of many productions both in the music and television.

Officials from the Academy say Maduli was integral in the success of the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards.

McKenna Maduli said in an Instagram post:

I just woke up praying so hard this was all a bad dream. I miss you Mom. You left us too early. We’re surrounded by the best family and friends and they keep reminding me of how much you love me, how you will meet my babies before me. You’ll come to me in my dreams and be the most beautiful angel I’ll need for the rest of my life. You were my best friend and called me ten thousand times a day just to see what I was doing and how you could help. I know you’re in heaven and in my heart. This hurts so much but I feel you. And I love you with every ounce of me. Thank you for being the most perfect Mom for me and Elijah. You are forever our hero. I love you Mom I miss you so much. ❤️

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