Reggae Legend Bunny Wailer Dead At 73

Reggae Legend Bunny Wailer Passes Away At 73

Reggae legend Bunny Wailer, who is also the founding member of the original Wailers trio with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, passed away at 73 in Jamaica on Tuesday (March 2).

As reported by his manager Maxine Stowe, the reggae music giant passed away at the Medical Associates Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica.

At this time, no cause of death for Wailer has been given. It has been reported that he has been in and out of the hospital since suffering a second stroke last year.

Born in Jamaica, Wailer–born Neville Livingston before adopting his famous stage name, became friends with Bob Marley at a young age. The two, along with Peter Tosh, would later go on to form the legendary reggae group The Wailers.

While Tosh and Marley served as the primary singers and songwriters of the crew, Bunny was recognized for his melodic harmonies on their tracks.

This year marked the 40th anniversary of Bob Marley’s passing, while Peter Tosh was murdered in a home invasion in Kingston back in 1987.

In 1965, the crew released their debut record The Wailing Wailers, before going on hiatus and linking up again in the 70s. Around that time, he began penning and recording his own material, including one of his most famous tracks “Dreamland.”

May his soul rest in peace. Our condolences go to Bunny Wailer’s family!

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