Bunny Wailer the Jamaican reggae singer aged 73, has died in the Medical Associates Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica today.
His manager confirmed. Maxine Stowe said “Yes. He died about 8:00 this morning. I’m still right here with him,”
Wailer who had been in and out of hospital since his second stroke in July 2020, was from from Trench Town, his given name was Neville Livingston. He was one of the founding members of The Wailers, with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh.
Marley died of cancer in May 11, 1981, while Tosh was killed at his St Andrew home on September 11, 1987.
Wailer’s albums include Blackheart Man, (1976) and Rock ‘n’ Groove which came out five years later. Hit songs include Cool Runnings, Ballroom Floor, Crucial, and Bald Head Jesus.
The Jamaican Government awarded Bunny Wailer an Order of Merit n 2017, which is the country’s fourth highest honour. His contribution to Jamaican music was recognized by the Government again in February 2019 when he was awarded a Reggae Gold Award. Rest In Power Bunny Wailer (10 Apr 1947 – 2 Mar 2021).