Bunny Wailer,a reggae legend and 3-time Grammy award winner dies at the age of 73.
The singer who was a Jamaican and a founding member of The Wailers, alongside Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, died at the Andrews Memorial Hospital on tuesday 2 march 2021 in the Jamaican parish of St. Andrew, according to his manager.
The cause of his death has not been revealed. But there was a report that the singer suffered a second stroke in July 2020 and has been in and out of the hospital since.
The Wailers were founded by Marley, Wailer, and Peter Tosh in 1963.Wailer was the last surviving founding member after Marley and Tosh died in 1981 and 1987, respectively.
During an interview with NPR in 2016, Wailer had explained his reasons for chosing to keep his last name long after leaving the band in 1974.
“Because I didn’t leave the Wailers,” he said. “I’m still here, representing the Wailers.”
Bunny Wailer won three Grammys for his following works “Hall Of Fame – A Tribute To Bob Marley’s 50th Anniversary,” “Time Will Tell – A Tribute To Bob Marley” and “Liberation (Album).”