Remembering Hero Randy California of “Spirit”… Who Died on This Day Saving His Son Off Molokai

Randy California

I’ll file this one under… “Something missed” as I had never heard about this until I just read it this morning.  A quick google search found some pretty interesting information about the dude.

Anyone who dies saving their son is a hero in my eyes.  Here is a short bio of Randy California.

Randy California of "Spirit" died on this day 11 years ago off Molokai

Randy California of "Spirit" died on this day 11 years ago off Molokai

Randy California (born Randy Craig Wolfe; February 20, 1951 – January 2, 1997) was a guitarist, singer and songwriter and one of the original members of the rock group Spirit, formed in 1967…

On January 2, 1997 he drowned in the ocean while rescuing his twelve-year-old son from a rip current near the home of Randy’s mother at Molokai, Hawaii. He managed to push his son Quinn (who survived) towards the shore but sadly could not save himself from the strong undercurrent that swept him away.

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