Bunny Wailer sole survivor of Bob Marley’s band ‘Wailers’ dies at 73

Bunny Wailer, last surviving member of ‘Wailers,’ passed away at 73.

Legendary reggae singer Bunny Wailer died in the Medical Associates Hospital in Kingston on March 2. He was 73. Born in Neville Livingston, Bunny Wailer was the sole surviving member of the Wailers, which he founded in the 1960s with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. Fans and friends around the world are paying tribute to the legendary reggae singer.

Wailer’s manager, Maxine Stowe, confirmed that Wailer died on Tuesday at the Medical Associates Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica. No cause of death was given, but Wailer had been in and out of the hospital since suffering his second stroke, in 2020.

Bunny Wailer is a three-time Grammy Award winner. In 1991 he won the award for Best Reggae Album, “Time Will Tell,” a tribute to Bob Marley. Four years later, he won another Grammy with the album “Crucial Roots Classic,” and in 1997, his third Grammy was awarded for the “Hall of Fame,” a tribute to Bob Marley’s 50th Anniversary.

Bunny Wailer is a respected elder statesman of the Jamaican music scene.

Further, Jamaican Prime Minister tweeted, “This is a great loss for Jamaica and for Reggae, undoubtedly Bunny Wailer will always be remembered for his sterling contribution to the music industry and Jamaica’s culture. May his soul Rest In Peace.”

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