Darren Benitez Cause Of Death and Net Worth: How Did The Hawaiian Singer Die and How Rich Was He? Obituary

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What happened to Darren Benitez? The famous Hawaiian singer ‘found dead in apartment.’ He was aged 57. What he died of and his fortune explored.

Darren Benitez was Hawaiian celebrity who had a successful career in the entertainment industry.

He was a renowned singer and one of the most respected figures.

On August 10, 2023, the world learned about his passing and following that, many were curious to know his cause of death, career and net worth. Read on for more.

Beloved Hawaiian singer Clifford Darren Benitez has died at 57
Beloved Hawaiian singer Clifford Darren Benitez has died at 57. Credit: YouTube/HabilitatHawaii

What was Darren Benitez’s cause of death?

Beloved singer and entertainer Clifford Darren Benitez known for his Hawaiian shows and falsetto voice has died. He was found dead in his Honolulu apartment on Thursday night. He was 57.

Benitez was supposed to perform at the Moonlight Mele event at Bishop Museum on Friday.

The last time that friends had heard from Benitez was Tuesday, and police have classified the death as an unattended death, ABC affiliate KITV reports.

On Tuesday night, people were seen going in and out of his apartment building before his car rolled off, neighbors told officials.

Hours later, his car was involved in a crash, but the driver of the vehicle zoomed off.

An autopsy has been completed by the Honolulu medical examiner’s office, but officials aren’t releasing Benitez’s cause and manner of death at this time.

Friends and locals have begun to mourn the loss of Benitez, who was beloved for his positive personality and storytelling.

DJ Shannon Scott, a longtime friend and radio host, said he was shocked to hear the news.

“I mean it was just heartbreaking,” he said.

“And one thing after another, good friend Bill Sapolu, Honolulu’s finest and A Touch of Gold, just passed away this past week.

“Maui, and then now this, and it’s just one thing after another and it’s just heartbreaking especially when it’s not your time.”

Benitez’s death came on the heels of a devastating wildfire in Lahaina Fire that has claimed the lives of at least 80 people.

When asked what he will miss most about his friend, Scott said Benitez’s smile that would light up the room.

“Always happy every time I saw him he was always happy,” he said.

“Of course his music. His music because it touched so many people.”

An autopsy has been completed by the medical examiner's office, but the results have not been released
An autopsy has been completed by the medical examiner’s office, but the results have not been released. Credit: Facebook/ Darren Benitez

What was Darren Benitez’s net worth?

Clifford Darren Benitez had been in the Hawa entertainment industry for decades. Before his death, he accumulated an estimated net worth of at least $500,000. He accrued his fortune from his long years and work as a musician, as well as other endeavors.