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Hard charging North Shore legend Tamayo Perry has died. It was believed he was bitten by a shark while surfing in Hawaii.

The 49-year-old died on Sunday afternoon, his body being recovered by lifeguards from Goat Island at around 1pm. Perry php was a lifeguard was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency services. They bevies he may have suffered multiple shark bites., externamergency services were called to Malaekahana Beach at around 13:00 local time. Perry, who was also a lifeguard, was pronounced dead by paramedics after being brought to shore by jet ski.

Perry also acted and had roles in Pirates of the Caribbean, Lost, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Crush and Charlie’s Angels 2.
Acting Honolulu Ocean Safety chief Kurt Lager said Perry was “a lifeguard loved by all”, “Tamayo’s personality was infectious, and as much as people loved him, he loved everyone else more.”

He added: “Our condolences go out to Tamayo’s family.”

Mayor Rick Blangiardi echoed Lager’s sentiments, calling Perry’s death “a tragic loss”.

Addressing the press conference, he said: “Tamayo was a legendary waterman and highly respected, [he] grew up right over here, and just a great member of our ocean safety team.”

Tamayo had been working as lifeguard for Honolulu Ocean Safety since 2016.

Our thoughts are with family and friends.