March 2, 2021

Bunny Wailer Dies At 73

By Newsroom

Bunny Wailer, one of Jamaica’s most prominent reggae legends, has died.

Born Neville Livingston, the 73 year old passed this morning at the Medical Associated Hospital in Kingston.

For the past eight months the ‘Blackheart Man’ singer had been in and out of hospital after suffering his second stroke in July 2020.

He was one of the founding members of The Wailers group, which included Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. 

Some of his most celebrated songs include Cool Runnings, Ballroom Floor, Crucial, and Bald Head Jesus.

In 2017, one day before turning 70, the reggae legend launched the Bunny Wailer Museum in the Washington Gardens area of Kingston, Jamaica on April 9th.

That same year, the Jamaican Government awarded Bunny Wailer an Order of Merit, the country’s fourth highest honour.

In 2019, he received the Reggae Gold Award.