REGGAE’ s great icon Bunny Wailer died on March 2 in his native land of Jamaica at the very age of 73. Wailer formed the great group called The Wailers in the year 1963 with late great reggae stars; Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer in London in 1988
People wonder what was Bunny Wailer’ s cause of death?
The three- time Grammy winner passed at the Andrews Memorial Hospital in the Jamaican parish of St Andrew near Kingston. Doctors say it was a mild infection from a disease and his old age contributed to his demise.
“The passing of Bunny Wailer, the last of the original member of the Wailers, brings to a close the most vibrant period of Jamaica’ s great musical experience, ” said Jamaica politician called Peter Phillips on his Facebook page.
“Bunny was a wonderful and conscious Jamaican brother. ” When did Bunny Wailer meet Bob Marley? Bunny met Marley when the two were just young kids, and they grew closer in the year 1955 after Marley’ s mom died and he moved in with Bunny’ s own bloodfather.
Bunny, Marley, and Peter Tosh founded the group called The Wailing Wailers (which was later shortened to The Wailers) in the year 1963.
One year later they topped the Reggae charts with their debut single dubbed Slimmer Down. He later found success as a solo artist with the release of the song dubbed Blackheart Man and partnered with other reggae icons such as The Sly and Robby.
Bunny was awarded the great Order of Merit by the Jamaican government in the year of 2018. The singer toured the whole world, but he was more at home in Jamaica’ s great mountains and he enjoyed farming while creating and recording new songs. ″I think I love the countryside actually a little bit more than the city, ″ Wailer told The Associated Press in the year 1990. ″It has more to do with ones life, health and strength.
“The country is good for meditations. It has green fresh food and fresh atmosphere- that keeps you going on daily. ″ Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness paid tribute to Wailer, calling him ” A respected elder and also statesman of the Jamaican music scene. ”
” This is a great loss for the whole of Jamaica and for Reggae, undoubtedly Bunny Wailer will always be remembered for his great top notch contribution to the music industry and Jamaica’ s culture, ” he wrote on his Twitter page.
By Oscar Isoi