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IZ and his wife

IZ with his wife, Marlene.
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  • My husband has 3 songs he listens to every day to put him in a positive mood.. His version of “Over the Rainbow” is one of them.. I’m sorry he’s gone.. would love to hear more from him..but so happy he lives on in his music <3

  • Just discovered “IZ” and his incredible music. What spirit! What soul! what a wonderful human being…

    “IZ” Livess through the life and music he gave us. What a wonderful “gift” for us all.

    God Bless Marlene and family.

    His Peace!

  • From your fan:

    In Memory of a Great Musician, Inspirational Speaker and Singer, despite it being over 20 years since you graced the heavens with your presence, your name, your legendary music, and motivational wisdom still lives on… I am Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa (New Zealand). I never knew of you 20+ years ago but I really wish I did, It’s 2017 and people still find you as an Inspirational person blessed with a voice of an Angel. I hope to one day visit your homelands and acknowledge the difference you made in this world. We Love You Israel continue to guide us and inspire us in the many years ahead. Kia au te moe e taku rangatira. Hoki wairua mai, Hoki wairua mai…

  • Ambros Archuleta on

    I only today discovered this beautiful man, with his beautiful voice. I am in awe of the impact he left on the world and will treasure his music as long as I’m breathing

  • The first time i hear his song under the rainbow i just love it. Was in the movie 50 first dates.
    When I’m sad i listen to his song a get better. Wishing one day to visit his land and friends. Wishing too to visit the scenes where that movie was filmed.
    Onix Roldan from Miami Fl USA

  • I always loved somewhere over the rainbow and just found IZ the last two weeks. He grabbed my heart and I started reading everything I could. He was loved by so many and his love keeps growing and growing. Wow! Thank God! Thanks IZ!

  • Victoria Koverchick on

    Thank God for IZ n his music! I found your voice in the movie 50 First Dates n liked it so much I had to listen to your version of Somewhere over the Rainbow on u tube over n over! You have a peacefulness n calm about you! RIP IZ. Thank you for your music n talent! You were a beautiful man!

  • carl swainston on

    Love your philosophy bradda IZ you are truly great, this greatness you put into the sound you make on the ukulele and the sound from your voice makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck. Wish I could have seen you live man, you true genius a big man with a big heart and soul.

  • Is there a way to still get autographed cd?

  • Is there a way to get autographed cd or picture?

  • I lost my husband at the age of 36 years old. They called him morbidly obese. He had a weight loss surgery done that only made him worse. He was about 5 foot 5 in 350lbs I was 5foot 2 in and 98lbs. Know one could understand what I say in him they only saw his size. I saw his soul! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Our son was 4 years old at the time. He is now 19 years old and an amazing man. God blessed me with every time I see my son smile I see his father.

  • CHARLOTTE NIGHTLINGER on

    i JUST FOUND YOU iSRAEL AND LOST YOU TOO SOON. i KNOW YOU AND SKIPPY ARE UP TO HAVING FUN IN HEAVEN. I WISH I HAD FOUND YOU SOONER. I AM GOING TO BUY A UKELELE AND ALL YOU MUSIC AND MY GRANDAUGHTER AND I WILL SING ALONG WITH YOU IN THE GREAT BEYOND. I AM TRYING TO GET A PORTRAIT OF YOU, ALSO. I FEEL SUCH AN ATTACHMENT TO YOU, SOMETHING LIKE THAT IS RARE IN MY WORLD, SO I HOPE TO SEE YOU IN HEAVEN, I WILL FOREVER CHERISH YOUR BEAUTIFUL, FUNNY, JOYOUS, TALENTED SELF. UNTIL THEN ISRAEL, SEE YOU SOON

  • Beautiful and great person, he always live on. What a voice…… My favourite singer

  • His song ‘somewhere over the rainbow’ was played at my grandfathers viewing and it was the most beautiful thing to hear at a time like that. That song has left a huge impact on us and close family cry from hearing it, he died 2 years ago.

  • I just discovered this mans amazing voice and, I LOVE his voice. I find his voice so soothing. May he R.I.Paradise as he was such a gentle soul. ❤️ ❤️ 🇵🇷 🇵🇷

  • I know Israel from a past Life. We were Brothers. He sang even then. It was a long time ago. You might say, We were Warriors in a way. We All fought for Love. I did not know him personally in this life. I’ve only been to Hawaii one time with Fiancé in 1994 before We Married. I just saw that Israel died in 1997 and I became very emotional when I read this, with no warning. His name has meaning. This message is sent with Respect to Israel and His Family. Israel Will be back and I Hope to see Him again.

  • I’m a late bloomer but, I LOVE HIS MUSIC!!! He was blessed with such a, beautiful voice. R.I.Paradise Brother IZ, from your soul sister and fan.

  • Oh how wish I would have met this beautiful sole. He does have the voice if an Angel. “Over the Rainbow” my favorite.💗

  • I just heard your beautiful voice did not know of you sooner but the angels are happy you sing with them.

  • I remember going to Hawaii in the 80s and hearing Somewhere over the Rainbow, and What a wonderful world. I cried then and I cried now listening to it. Beautiful

  • Jennifer Wirschnitzer on

    I love, love, love your husband’s voice and message! I cannot tell you how much I love you for sharing him with the world!! I hope and pray that you have peace of mind I n knowing that you and your family keep him alive in your hearts!! Merry Christmas to you and your family and God bless you all!! XOXOXO

  • Definitely an angel. I hope one day I can see you !

  • I love Israel’s music & soul! A truly inspirational spirit gone from this earth but so much alive in eternity!

  • RIP . Great music . God gained an angel

  • Earthrush From Denmark on

    I allways listing to Him if My mood is down and nika I am sure You where the subshine Off His life

  • Jewel Tolliver-Robinson on

    It is 8:18 am this morning on March 9, 2019 an I am starting my day with the music of IZ. Face the Future CD…it is beautiful music. Thank you for singing to the world.

  • I lost my dad last year and found comfor in his music. What a wonderful soul and musician. Forever great fuel to him and his music. I hope he finds my father and they are great friends In heaven.

  • Iz, you will never be forgotten. Your words inspire both Hawai’ians and non-Hawai’ians to really feel what the Hawai’ian people have gone through on a very deep level.

    You are a beautiful lyricist and your melodies and words are unforgettable. I hope you know the major impact you have created in people all over the world. May God bless you.

  • Iz, you will never be forgotten. Your words inspire both Hawai’ians and non-Hawai’ians to really feel what the Hawai’ian people have gone through on a very deep level.

    You are a beautiful lyricist and your melodies and words are unforgettable. I hope you know the major impact you have created in people all over the world. May God bless you.

    Heidi

  • Amazing voice. Inspirational. Beautiful wife and daughter. And was so young. May you rest in peace in spiritual heaven.

  • Gillian Pelham on

    What an incredible angelic voice
    Absolutely amazing
    I came across Over the rainbow
    About 8 years ago and stumbled upon it again
    Thank you
    IZ 😘😘😘

  • You are forever in our hearts. Your kind spirit and Angelic voice will remain a part of our lives. I pray to meet you and your wife in the heavens above.