Reggae legend Bunny Wailer passes away

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Bunny Wailer is the last living original member of the legendary reggae group The Wailers. He recently finished his first US tour in more than 20 year

Reggae legend Neville O’Reilly Livingstone, popularly known as ‘Bunny Wailer’, ‘Bunny Livingstone’ and most affectionately as ‘Jah B’, has died.

He died at the Medical Associates Hospital in Kingston on Tuesday. He was 73.

Bunny Wailer was the lone front-line surviving member of the iconic group, Bob Marley and the Wailers, and has long been a stand-out figure on both local and international reggae stages.

Born in 1947, ‘Jah B’ was a singer, songwriter and percussionist, who, along with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, were members of the Wailers.

A three-time Grammy award winner, he is considered one of the long-time standard-bearers of reggae music.

In 2017, he was conferred with the Order of Merit (OM), the fourth-highest honour in Jamaica, for his contribution to popular music.

Source: loopjamaica