Reggae Legend Bunny Wailer Dies At 73

Bunny Wailer, who is a founding member of The Wailers, spent his early life in Nine Mile, St. Legendary reggae singer Bunny Wailer has died. His first stroke was in July last year, where he spent several weeks in the hospital before undergoing rehabilitation. Wailer is best known for songs like “Bald Head Jesus, “Crucial,” and “Cool Runnings.” His album Blackheart Man is still a staple in reggae music. Family sources told us that he had been steadily improving since then, but recently his health significantly deteriorated. Ann, before moving to Kingston, where he began his career in the early 1960s when he met Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, who were aspiring singers. Bunny Wailer, whose real name is Neville O’Riley Livingston, had been in and out of the hospital since last year following a stroke. Bunny Wailer is one of the most iconic names in reggae music history. Two years later, in 2019, he was again recognized by the Jamaican government for his overwhelming contribution to Jamaica’s popular music, with the Reggae Gold Award. In 2017, he was awarded the Order of Merit, the fourth highest honor in Jamaica. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
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Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Jamaica’s Culture Minister Olivia Grange confirmed the singer’s passing on Tuesday morning. Bob Marley, who died of cancer in 1981, was also Bunny Wailer’s stepbrother. The three singers formed The Wailing Wailers in 1963, and the rest is history. His cause of death was not revealed, but multiple sources confirmed with Urban Islandz that he passed away in the Medical Associates Hospital while getting treatment for an ailment.