NCIS: Hawai'i celebrates William Dahlin (Dedication explained)

The season 3 premiere of NCIS: Hawai'i paid tribute to William “Kono” Dahlin as a way to celebrate a late member of the crew.
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The first episode of the new season of NCIS: Hawai'i ended with an unexpectedly somber note as the show closed its season three premiere with a dedication to William “Kono” Dahlin.

"In loving memory of William 'Kono' Dahlin," read the dedication card that followed the season 3 premiere, "Run and Gun" as a way to honor the late Dahlin who tragically died late last year. As reported by Hawaii local news KITV, Dahlin was shot during a bar fight and passed away as the result of his injuries shortly after being transported to a nearby hospital.

While Dahlin's exact role on NCIS: Hawai'i is unclear, he is credited on IMDB as being an actor and additional crew which suggests he was a background extra on the show. We do know that he worked on the show for two years as confirmed by star Noah Mills.

Replying to an Instagram post from Hawaii News Report which confirmed Dahlin as the victim in the bar shooting, Mills expressed his gratitude to Dahlin as he sent prayers to his family and remembered him for always making him smile.

"Worked with Kono for almost two years day in and day out, always put a smile on my face as he for many others and will be dearly missed. Prayers and thoughts to his family and loved ones. Shocked. Rip Kono," Mills wrote reacting to the news of Dahlin's death.

While Dahlin's exact role on NCIS: Hawai'i remains uncertain, it's clear that he was beloved by the cast and crew. The dedication card was a touching way to honor the NCIS: Hawai'i family's late colleague and to celebrate a man who impacted the lives of those around him as a shining light.

On behalf of the Hidden Remote community, are thoughts are with Dahlin's loved ones and the NCIS: Hawai'i cast and crew.