Native hoop dancer, Nakotah LaRance Dead-Obituary – Nakotah LaRance Cause of Death Unknown.

By John Okoro | July 14, 2020

Native hoop dancer, Nakotah LaRance  Dead-Obituary – Nakotah LaRance Cause of Death Unknown.

We regret to report that  Nakotah LaRance has passed away, according to to the following  reports posted on social media and other platforms today July 13, 2010.

One of the globe’s most accomplished and well known Native hoop dancers, Nakotah LaRance, has died, according to an announcement from family friends with the Lightning Boy Foundation, a nonprofit with which LaRance worked to teach dance classes for tribal youth in Northern New Mexico. SFR Reported.

Nakotah LaRance was born on August 23, 1989. He is an actor, known for Into the West (2005), Expiration Date (2006) and Longmire (2012).

My heart is heavy. Indian Country has lost another beautiful Soul. Nakotah LaRance 2018 World Hoop Dancing Championship via @YouTube

— Evadne Nordmanni (@eiayay) July 13, 2020


The following are some tributes and reactions from social media users.

We are saddened by the passing of Nakotah LaRance (Hopi/Tewa/Assiniboine) of Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, New Mexico. Nakotah most recently performed at our Indian Market & Festival in 2016. At that time, he was a 6-time world hoop dance champion. He will truly be missed.

— Eiteljorg Museum (@EiteljorgMuseum) July 13, 2020

Wow ! Not news you want to wake up too. Just open my inbox and informed Nakotah LaRance is making his journey to the spirit world. We shared some fun times together on set and off. He will be missed by so many. journey well kola .. toksa ake

— Wambli Eagleman (@WambliEagleman) July 13, 2020

First American Art @FirstAmArt · 13h Rest in peace, Nakotah LaRance (Tewi/Navajo/Hopi/Assiniboine, 1989–2020), world championship hoop dancer, actor, and youth mentor #NativeAmerican #NativeDance #NativeFilm #HoopDance Jacqui Bronson Flag of United StatesVictory hand🇺🇲 @RKsAllyCat82 · 16h R.I.P Nakotah LaRance Medium star Lomasohu, as he was known in Hopi, literally translates to “Handsome Star.” Nakotah is one of the most unique individuals this world has known, a pioneer of many achievements, too many to list.

People don’t die, they become memories, good or bad, depends on them, and us, of course. Rest in Paradise, Nakotah LaRance (1989-2020).
@stevelarance So sorry, man.

— Maria of Croatia (@mariaofcroatia) July 13, 2020

I’m sad to hear the passing of #NakotahLaRance if you are not familiar with his name he was the young actor in TNT’s #IntoTheWest the boy who cuts his hair and he is also a world-famous #hoopdancer #RIPNakotah you will be missed #RIP 🙏😭❤️🌈 #Hopi #Tewa #Assiniboine

— Pamela J. Peters (@NavajoFilmmaker) July 13, 2020

2020, the year of awfulness, keeps chugging along. I just heard Nakotah LaRance died, one of best hoop dancers alive, he was 30 years old. To a peaceful journey.

— Jeff Barnaby (@tripgore) July 13, 2020

#NativeAmerican #folklore so sorry to hear of the untimely passing of Nakotah LaRange, Lomahoshu, (Handsome Star) as he was known in Hopi #mondaythoughts

— The Witch Hazel (@Witching_Ours) July 13, 2020

I’m saddened to hear of the passing of Nakotah LaRance. Nakotah was a New Mexican, actor, and a famous Hopi hoop dancer. Today I’m sending my thoughts and prayers to his family.

— Deb Haaland (@Deb4CongressNM) July 13, 2020

@ABCIndigenous hey someone find out WTH happened to #NakotahLaRance y’all ignoring a 10x Champion Hoop Dancer. Respect for the family and all, but SOMEONE should be reporting the loss of an incredible human being.

— Aculifter (@Aculifter) July 13, 2020

Celebrated Hoop Dancer Nakotah LaRance Dead at 31 Santa Fe Indian Market 2018 – Haute Couture Fashion Show – Nakotah LaRance via @YouTube

— Nina Sammons (@3goddezz) July 14, 2020

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John Okoro, is a Seasoned Journalist, scriptwriter, Movie producer/Director and Showbiz consultant. He is the founder and CEO of the multi Media conglomerate, Celebrities Deaths News, specializing in celebrities deaths news and obituaries He is a 2018 He has a degree in Political Science and Mass Communication.

One thought on “Native hoop dancer, Nakotah LaRance Dead-Obituary – Nakotah LaRance Cause of Death Unknown.

  1. Melanie

    Devastated. You beautiful bolt of lightening that flashes across the Earth. Forever remembered and sadly missed. Thank you for the gift you gave us. You.


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