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OHA candidate dies after being removed from life support


Sharon Ann Mapuana Pomroy, a candidate for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs for Kauai and Niihau trustee, died this morning after she suffered a heart attack last week. 

Pomroy, 63, of Anahola, died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. Family members decided to take her off life support Sunday after they were informed that she had suffered irreparable damage to her heart and brain. 

Pomroy suffered from a couple of seizures following her remarks at a meet-and-greet event at Alston Aloha Beach Hotel Wednesday evening. Paramedics responded. Pomroy then suffered a heart attack while receiving treatment in the ambulance. 

Her brother, Paul, said she was a strong advocate for Hawaiians and Hawaiian culture. 

Funeral arrangements are pending. 

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