The entertainment world mourns the loss of Matt Yee, a beloved comedian and celebrated entertainer from Hawaii. His passing was confirmed via a heartfelt announcement on his official Facebook entertainment page, expressing gratitude for the outpouring of support during his courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Honolulu, Matt Yee’s musical journey began at a tender age of three, showcasing his vocal talents and piano skills. His early musical prowess earned him acclaim, even receiving complimentary singing lessons during his tenure at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.
Despite graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and initially venturing into real estate and corporate mergers and acquisitions, Matt realized his true passion lay in the realm of comedy and music. Transitioning back to his love for entertainment, he became a catalyst for group laughter and musical joy.
Yee’s ascent to stardom came through his distinct persona as a self-proclaimed Diva, advocating that genuine happiness stems from creating original music and performing authentically crafted songs. His performances featured a harmonious blend of remarkable vocals, captivating piano melodies, flamboyant costumes, heartfelt songs, and personal anecdotes.
Matt Yee’s acclaim transcended continents as he graced the stages of some of the largest cruise ships worldwide. His shows aboard Royal Caribbean Cruises stood as the highest revenue-generating performances, drawing audiences six-deep for his renowned sing-along extravaganzas.
Beyond Royal Caribbean, Yee showcased his talent across various cruise lines like Norwegian, Celebrity, Holland America, Princess, and Oceania. Additionally, he served as a Signature Entertainer for Atlantis Events and shared the stage with notable celebrities, amplifying his artistic legacy.
Among his notable achievements were multiple ASCAP awards, the Hawaii Music Award, an OMA Director’s Award from New York City, and a JP Folks Award nomination for his composition “Every Facet of My Heart,” among 35,000 entries.
Details about Matt Yee’s obituary and funeral arrangements are expected to be released by his family at a later time as the entertainment community mourns his irreplaceable loss.