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Reggae Fans Are Mourning

Legendary reggae singer, Neville O’Riley Livingston, otherwise known as Bunny Wailer has died. Reports are that he died at the Medical Associates Hospital in Kingston this morning. He was 73.

He was also featured on the album True Love by Toots, which won the Grammy Award in 2004 for Best Reggae Album. The singer songwriter and three times Grammy winner is considered one of the longtime standard bearers of reggae music.

In 2012, Bunny Wailer received Jamaica’s fifth highest honour, the Order of Jamaica. Five years later, in 2017, he was awarded the Order of Merit by the Jamaican government, the nation’s fourth highest honour.

Wailer’s movement is significantly restricted by a stroke he suffered last October. But he was determined to attend the function which also recognized the work of The Mighty Diamonds, guitarist Earl “Chinna” Smith, singer/guitarist Charmaine Lemonious, singer Gem Myers, broadcaster Norma Brown Bell and music collector and sound system operator Louis Davis.

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