Marley & Tosh Family Lead Tributes For Bunny Wailer

The Wailers was, and perhaps is, the most iconic music group out of Jamaica that gained international fame and had classic reggae hits like “Stir It Up” and “Simmer Down.” Bunny Wailer broke from the group in 1974 and took on a solo career. Their last album as a group, “Burnin,” was released in 1973. We give thanks for all your musical contributions. His contribution to Reggae music will live on forever. She continued, “Live for yourself & you live in vain-live for others, you will live again. He helped shape the genre that spread from Jamaica throughout the world. @bunnywailerarchives”
Sending love to the Livingston family as Bunny Wailer makes his transition. When they moved to Trench Town in Kingston, they met Peter Tosh and formed the legendary reggae originally called The Wailing Wailers. Andrew Holness ?? “Live for yourself & you will live in vain-live for others & you will live in vain.” Rest in Power pic.twitter.com/gKtUmM6BFQ
— Stephen Marley (@stephenmarley) March 2, 2021

“Sending love to the Livingston family as Bunny Wailer makes his transition. Bunny Wailer was the last surviving member of the iconic reggae group “The Wailers,” which he formed along with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh in the early 1960s. A founding member of the Wailers, Bob’s stepbrother, and a reggae icon in his own right, he will be missed but not forgotten. A founding member of The Wailers and a reggae icon in his own right, he will be missed but not forgotten. “Live for yourself & you will live in vain—live for others, you will live again.” Rest in power ?? Legendary Reggae singer Bunny Wailer, real name Neville O’Riley Livingston, died on Tuesday (March 2) at the age of 73. “Live for yourself and you will live in vain—live for others, you will live again. Stephen Marley posted, “Sending love to the Livingston family as brother Bunny Wailer makes his transition. His life partner of over 50 years, Jean Watt, has reportedly been missing since May 2020. He went on to win three Grammy Awards, and in 2017 was conferred with an Order of Merit from the Jamaican government, the country’s fourth highest honor. pic.twitter.com/4gi38yLmiu
— Bob Marley (@bobmarley) March 2, 2021

Sending love to the Livingston family as Bunny Wailer makes his transition. Andrew Holness ?? In the kingdom of JAH, man shall reign. A founding member of The Wailers and a reggae icon in his own right, he will be missed but not forgotten. Bunny played alongside Peter Tosh and Bob Marley in the most influential Reggae group of all time, The Wailers. pic.twitter.com/VNWdFCQhtt
— Cedella Marley (@cedellamarley) March 2, 2021

Posted on Peter Tosh’s Instagram page courtesy of Jah B. (@andrewholnessjm)

Bunny was born on April 10, 1947, and spent his childhood days in Nine Miles, where he was raised by his father, this was where he met Bob Marley, and the two became fast friends. R.I.P. The Marley and Tosh family among some big names in reggae are tributing Bunny Wailer following hos passing. In 1965 they released their debut album The Wailing Wailers, and in 1970 their second album, Soul Rebels, was released. Condolences to the Livingston family as they go through this time of bereavement. Pass it on.” Rest in power ?? A founding member of The Wailers and a reggae icon in his own right, he will be missed but not forgotten. This is a great loss for reggae, the Jamaican people and Reggae fans around the world. We will treasure his rich legacy.”

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A post shared by Hon. Condolences to the family. Bunny is survived by 13 children, 10 sisters, 3 brothers, and a host of grandchildren. A true Reggae icon and Jamaican legend, a brother, a father, an uncle, a friend. A true Reggae icon and Jamaican legend, a brother, a father, an uncle, a friend. His contribution to Jamaican culture is priceless and his voice has touched many around the globe. Rest in power.”
Sending love to the Livingston family as Bunny Wailer makes his transition. It is still unclear as to the exact cause of his death; however, he had been in and out of the hospital after suffering a stroke in July 2020. (@andrewholnessjm)

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Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) A founding member of the Wailers and a reggae icon in his own right, he will be missed by not forgotten,” Cedella Marley tweeted. Bunny played alongside Peter Tosh and Bob Marley in the most influential Reggae group of all time, The Wailers… pic.twitter.com/WMBQlnjEbC
— Peter Tosh (@PeterTosh) March 2, 2021

Capleton shared a picture of himself and Bunny via Instagram with the caption, “Condolence to the family of the great legend Bunny Wailer. Bunny Livingston aka: Bunny Wailer, founding member and sole survivor of the trio the Wailers, is no longer with us. Bunny did his first solo album, Blackheart Man, in 1976 after the group broke up. “The last time I saw Bunny we shared a good laugh and spent quite some time talking about the influence of Rastafari in Jamaica. your music will forever wail!!!”

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Andrew Holness, Jamaica’s Prime Minister, also expressed his condolences, calling the late singer’s death “a great loss for Jamaica and for reggae.”
“Today Jamaica lost a Reggae legend, the larger-than-life, Neville “Bunny Wailer” Livingston,” PM Holness said. Rise in strength.”
Rest in Power, Bunny Wailer (AKA Neville O'Riley Livingston). You have made us proud king’ rest well! Tributes have already started to pour in for the late singer, with some describing him as a legend in his own right. They were raised as stepbrothers after Marley’s mother had a daughter for Bunny’s father. “It’s clear that 2021 will not be a better year than 2020,” Shaggy shared, “This is one of the lowest moment in the history of our culture. Rest In Power”
Shaggy also had some kind words for the late entertainer’s family.