Monday, July 01, 2024

Aloha, Sonja Christopher

We learned of Sonja Christopher's passing several weeks ago, and it's now been announced in the press. For many, she will be remembered as the ukulele-playing contestant on Survivor, Season 1, and with the distinction of being the first Survivor contestant to be voted off the island.

Sonja lived near me and our paths crossed several times. Over the years fans tracked her down and sent her ukuleles. She ended up with a collection of vintage instruments, a few of which are now on consignment at Lamorinda Music where I teach. There's a sweet Martin Style 1 and a 1920s Kumalae. 

She was a lovely spirit, and we'll miss her.


Photo: Entertainment Weekly
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