Native dancer Nakotah LaRance has died, according to a statement posted online on July. 13, 2020.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
We are deeply saddend to hear of the passing of Nakotah “Lomasohu” LaRance (Hopi/Assiniboine/Ohkay Owingeh).
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Roni Seawright wrote
Wtf I can’t hardly wrap my head around this William Hawk it’s been a few yrs since I’ve talked to him, he helped me come up with name for my Red Healer..PM me info on what happened.. he’s so luv’d n gonna be missed terribly.
Marina Tagliati wrote
I am so sorry.. prayers for your Friend’s journey back to the stars
Eileen Goldthorpe Drake wrote
I am so sorry for the loss of your friend, nephew. He was so young. Sending prayers for his family and friends.
Pauline Littleman wrote
My condolences Steve LaRance and family and friends, praying for strength and comfort my dear friend. It’s hard when we lost a child.. Hugs Steve …
Di Vidos wrote
So sorry cannot fathom how this could happen..blessings and prayers for all that loved and grieve his transition..a light has left the planet for sure.
Jujé McGregor wrote
Dear William, he looks a beautiful man. May he have a good journey home. Heartfelt condolences to his family
Connie C. Doughman wrote
My deep condolences to all those who loved him. He was an exceptional man.
Melea Sundby wrote
So very sorry for the loss of such talent. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. He was an incredible hoop dancer.
Jim Poitras wrote
My condolences…I met him and his father at a native film festival in Stuttgart Germany many years ago. When Nakotah was just a young person,already a very successful hoop dancer…All My Relations RIP .
Carolyn Plemons wrote
This young man is a terrible loss to not only the Hopi Nation, but also the world. Such talent. RIP sir. Your life may have been short but your impact is huge.
K.a. Hill wrote
i paused scrolling thru my feed and went to the youtube video link. i was moved by his talent, which he clearly cultivated with full heart and soul. i’m so, so sorry for the loss to your community and my heart goes out to his family and loved ones. i am grateful he was able to share his skill and enthusiasm with young dancers, who, i feel sure, will never forget him. thank you to this site, which continues to expand and enrich my world.
Catherine Nash Dougherty wrote
So sad.. I watched many videos of him and was amazed at his talent
Mary Ellen Bittenbender wrote
His performance was outstanding. So sorry to read that he has passed away.