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Hawaii Democratic Sen. Daniel Inouye has died at age 88, his office confirmed Monday night.

His last words, according to a statement released by his staff, were “Aloha”.

Inouye has been hospitalized since early December due to respiratory problems.  His cause of death was “respiratory complications”.

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Low-income residents of government housing complex denied basic service of hot water in Hawaii
In this Jan. 31 photo, three-year-old Mayreen Miecho dresses herself after a cold shower in her apartment at Mayor Wright Housing in Honolulu. Skin-chilling water streams from showers and sink spigots at Mayor Wright Housing, and it won’t warm up no matter how long residents wait. The lack of hot water is a persistent problem at the government-run public housing complex, where its low-income residents are denied a basic service that would be required from a private landlord.

Low-income residents of government housing complex denied basic service of hot water in Hawaii

In this Jan. 31 photo, three-year-old Mayreen Miecho dresses herself after a cold shower in her apartment at Mayor Wright Housing in Honolulu. Skin-chilling water streams from showers and sink spigots at Mayor Wright Housing, and it won’t warm up no matter how long residents wait. The lack of hot water is a persistent problem at the government-run public housing complex, where its low-income residents are denied a basic service that would be required from a private landlord.