Legendary reggae singer and pioneer Bunny Wailer died in the Medical Associates Hospital in Kingston this morning Tuesday, March 2, 2021. He was 73.
“Yes. He died about 8:00 this morning. I’m still right here with him,” his manager Maxine Stowe confirmed according to the Jamaica Observer.
Bunny Wailer had been in and out of hospital since his second stroke in July 2020.
Wailer was born Neville O’Riley Livingston on April 10, 1947, and was the last surviving member of The iconic reggae group, The Wailers.
He literally grew up with Marley from early childhood: Marley’s mother and Wailer’s father joined households in Kingston, and had a daughter together.
Marley died of cancer in May 11, 1981, while Tosh was killed at his St Andrew home on September 11, 1987.
Bunny Wailer’s albums include Blackheart Man, released in 1976, and Rock ‘n’ Groove which came out five years later.
His hit songs include Cool Runnings, Ballroom Floor, Crucial, and Bald Head Jesus.