Bunny Wailer, the reggae legend who was the last surviving member of The Wailers, has died at the age of 73. The baritone singer, whose birth name was Neville Livingston, formed The Wailers in 1963 with late superstars Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. They were catapulted to international fame with the album Catch a Fire. In addition to their music, the Wailers and other musicians popularised Rastafarian culture among better-off Jamaicans from the 1970s. Wailer’s death in his native Jamaica was mourned worldwide as people shared pictures, music and memories of the renowned artist. Advertisement “The passing of Bunny Wailer, the last of the original Wailers, brings to a close the most vibrant period of Jamaica’s musical experience,” wrote Jamaica politician Peter Phillips in a Facebook post. “Bunny was a good, conscious Jamaican brethren.” More on Jamaica Robbie Shakespeare: Sly and Robbie bassist and producer dies aged 68 Rapper Cashh was deported to a country he barely remembered. Now he’s making his comeback Deportation flight to Jamaica leaves with four criminals on board after 33 get last-minute legal reprieve Related Topics: Jamaica The three-time Grammy winner died at the Andrews Memorial Hospital in the Jamaican parish of St Andrew, his… Read full this story
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