Did social media create the craziness or was it always there? Was the stupidity of the human race just well hidden behind closed doors before we could all just pour it out there for all to see right around the world within minutes?
Somewhere amongst all the chaos and ill will, you can still find some on social media who make it worth your while to still be there ……
Last year the Hawaii Five-0 Ohana lost a few people who formed part of the show.
- On 29 August 2021, Ed Asner passed away at the ripe old age of 91. In 1975 on the old H5O he played master criminal August March in Episode 8:14 of the old show. And in 2012 in Episodes 2:19 and 3:02 of the new H50 he returned to play August March once again.
Ed was very active on Twitter and he seemed to be well-loved among his colleagues and most of the people around him. After his passing his son went on to tweet on his account and it is therefore difficult to know what his last tweets were, but from what one can see, it looks like his personal last tweet the day before his death read “Good Luck” to Elliott Robinson and “Happy Birthday” to Staz Johnson.
- On 21 September 2021, Willie Garson passed away at the age of 57. He played Gerard Hirsch on 9 Episodes of H50 between 2015 and 2020.
Willie’s last tweet two weeks before his death reads:
“BE KIND TO EACH OTHER……ALWAYS. LOVE TO ALL. APPROACH KINDNESS.”
- On the same day as Willie, the H50 veteran Al Harrington also passed away at the age of 85. Al played Ben in 64 Episodes of the old H5O between 1969 and 1975. And he played Mamo on 10 episodes of the new H50 between 2011 and 2018.
Although he did not play a major part in the new show, Al attended most of the Blessing Ceremonies and SOTB events, and also took part in some of the charity events. He always spread Aloha among the cast and crew.
- And now this week another screen legend passed away – and he was not only a guest star on Hawaii Five-0, Episode 2:18 in 2012, but he was also the father of lead actor Scott Caan. James Caan passed away on 6 July 2022 at the age of 82.
Our condolences to Scott and his family on the passing of is father.
Like some of the others I mentioned above, James also used Twitter and when you scroll through his timeline, you will see a wonderful tribute to his life and career. I think he used Twitter pretty well and for what it was intended.
- His last own tweet was a reply to the official account of the (Oscars) Academy on 28 June.
- You can watch the video from CBS about the James Caan appearance on Hawaii Five-0. And hear what Scott and Alex had to say about him – and what he had to say about them.
To get back to the title of this post…..
Over the past years of being part of the Hawaii Five-0 fandom and more specifically being part of the fandom because of Alex, we have seen a lot of things on social media. There have been many squabbles among us all – and that is understandable in any society. We are not the same and do not think the same or love the same parts of things
Lately, however, our social media has been overrun with scams – luckily not Twitter so much as with Instagram and Facebook, where most of what is posted these days are from evildoers. They even used the passing of James Caan as a tool the lure innocent fans to their scams with fake condolences posts.
For us as fans, rather than spread nastiness, think of every tweet as maybe being your last word to the world in general ….. What will your last tweet be?
Maybe we can all learn from Willie’s last tweet and reflect on the words to be kinder to our fellow fans as well – to those who love what we love.
And rather spend our energy to focus on sharing what we love than to find fault with each other – and with it stand against those who want to rob us of our fandom pleasure by exploiting our fellow fans!
“END OF TWEET”