Breaking news. I received a phone call from Gary Kaluhiokalani (1st cousin) at 1030am this Saturday morning Nov 2nd to share the sad news that an iconic legend has passed on to the eternal. Buttons Kaluhiokalani 55, died in California. He was unfortunately diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer which had spread to his bones and lastly to his brain. The Hawaiian native has always dedicated his life to surfing and has been known for his great contributions to the progression of our sport. Mahalo for your thoughts and prayers. R.I.P. Buttons. We love you.