Bunny Wailer, a founding member of the Wailers and a reggae music giant whose career spanned seven decades, has died at the age of 73.
Wailer’s manager, Maxine Stowe, confirmed that Wailer died on Tuesday [March 2, 2021] at the Medical Associates Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica (via the Jamaica Observer). Wailer had been in and out of the hospital since suffering his second stroke, in 2020.
Born Neville O’Riley Livingston, OM is best known as Bunny Wailer, was a Jamaican singer songwriter and percussionist. He was an original member of reggae group The Wailers along with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. A three-time Grammy award winner, he is considered one of the longtime standard-bearers of reggae music.