Bunny Wailer, a reggae music pioneer, has died at age 73

Wailer had actually remained in the health center given that December and passed away at the Medical Associates Medical Facility in Kingston, Olivia Grange stated in the declaration Tuesday. No cause of death was provided. Grange stated the declaration was made at the demand of Wailer’s household.

“We mourn the passing of this outstanding singer, songwriter and percussionist and celebrate his life and many accomplishments,” the declaration stated. “We remain grateful for the role that Bunny Wailer played in the development and popularity of Reggae music across the world.”

Prime Minister Andrew Holness likewise hailed the famous artist.

“Bunny Wailer has made a tremendous impact on the world setting the stage for a global movement a love for Rocksteady and reggae music. His legendary performances have touched the hearts and souls of millions of fans in Jamaica and across the world,” the Prime Minister stated in a declaration.

Wailer, whose genuine name was Neville Livingston, was an establishing member of the Wailers, according to the declaration. The Wailers consisted of the famous Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley and Peter Tosh.

Marley passed away of cancer in 1981 at the age of 36 while Tosh was eliminated by shooters in 1987 at age 42.

Wailer won 3 Grammy awards — 2 for Finest Reggae Album and one for Best Reggae Recording for “Time Will Tell — A Tribute To Bob Marley,” according to the Grammys site.

The Jamaican federal government bestowed on Wailer the Order of Jamaica in 2012 and after that in 2017 the Order of Benefit, “the country’s highest honor,” according to the prime minister’s declaration.

“Prime Minister Holness has extended sincere condolences to the Livingston family, friends, his musical colleagues and many supporters across the globe,” the declaration stated.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.