KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Bunny Wailer, a reggae luminary who was the final surviving member of the legendary group The Wailers, died on Tuesday in his native Jamaica, in line with his supervisor. He was 73.
Wailer, a baritone singer whose start identify is Neville Livingston, fashioned The Wailers in 1963 with late superstars Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. They catapulted to worldwide fame with the album, “Catch a Fireplace.”
Along with their music, the Wailers and different Rasta musicians popularized Rastafarian tradition amongst better-off Jamaicans beginning within the Seventies.
Wailer’s demise was mourned worldwide as individuals shared footage, music and reminiscences of the renown artist.
“The passing of Bunny Wailer, the final of the unique Wailers, brings to a detailed probably the most vibrant interval of Jamaica’s musical expertise,” wrote Jamaica politician Peter Phillips in a Fb publish. “Bunny was , acutely aware Jamaican brethren.”
The three-time Grammy winner died on the Andrews Memorial Hospital within the Jamaican parish of St Andrew, his supervisor, Maxine Stowe, advised reporters. His explanation for demise was not instantly clear. Native newspapers had reported he was out and in of the hospital after a stroke practically a yr in the past.
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