Reggae legend Bunny Wailer, Bob Marley’s former bandmate, lifeless at 73

Sadly, there’s an actual cause to wail now.

Reggae legend Bunny Wailer — a founding member of the Wailers with Bob Marley — handed away early on Tuesday. He was 73.

Wailer died on the Medical Associates Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica. No reason behind loss of life was reported, though he had been out and in of the hospital since struggling a second stroke final July.

“He died about eight this morning. I’m nonetheless proper right here with him,” his supervisor Maxine Stowe informed the Jamaica Observer.

Wailer — who was born Neville Livingston in Kingston — was the final surviving unique member of the Wailers after Marley died in 1981 and Peter Tosh was murdered in 1987.

Bunny Wailer in 1988.
Bunny Wailer in 1988.

The Wailers fashioned in 1963 and went on to document such reggae classics as “Warfare,” “Stir It Up” and the protest track “Get Up, Stand Up.” In 1974, the unique lineup disbanded and, as Wailer left the group, Marley went on to type Bob Marley and the Wailers.

Wailer launched into a solo profession along with his 1976 “Blackheart Man” album and gained his first of three Grammys for his 1990 “Gumption” LP.

In 2012, Wailer acquired the Order of Jamaica — the fifth-highest order within the Jamaican honors techniques, which is taken into account to be the equal of British knighthood. Then in 2019, he was awarded the Order of Benefit, which is the nation’s fourth-highest honor.

Bunny Wailer in 2019.
Bunny Wailer in 2019.
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