KING STONE-(MaraviPost)-Bunny Wailer, the last surviving member of the legendary group The Wailers has died at the age of 73.
His manager Maxine Stowe disclosed the news of his demise on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 in a statement.
Reports indicates that the star died at Andrews Memorial Hospital in the Jamaican parish of St Andrew, Jamaica after being in and out of the hospital since he last suffered his second stroke, in 2020.
Born Neville O’Riley Livingston on April 10th, 1947, Wailer alongside his childhood friends; Bob Marley and Peter Tosh founded the group The Wailers in the early 1960s.
Wailer and Marley later became step brothers after Marley’s mother moved in with Wailer’s father and with other Rasta musicians popularized Rastafarian culture.
According to the Associated Press, the trio together gained international recognition with jams like classic “Simmer Down,” before Wailer left the group going solo in 1974.
He was the last surviving founding member after Marley and Tosh died in 1981 and 1987, respectively.
In 2017, Wailer was awarded the prestigious Order of Merit by the Jamaican Government for his contributions to the country’s music.
Among those who paid tribute to the last surviving reggae legend, the Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Andrew Holness has eulogized the star in a series of tweets.
Various people across the world have also shared their condolences with some sharing pictures, music in memories of the renown artist