Il pioniere del reggae Bunny Wailer è morto all'età 73

Pioniere della musica reggae, Neville “Bunny Wailer ” Livingston, è morto all'età di 73, Jamaica’s Minister of Culture, Genere, Entertainment and Sport ha detto in un comunicato.

Wailer had been in the hospital since December and died at the Medical Associates Hospital in Kingston, Olivia Grange said in the statement Tuesday. Non è stata fornita alcuna causa di morte. Grange said the statement was made at the request of Wailer’s family.
We mourn the passing of this outstanding singer, songwriter and percussionist and celebrate his life and many accomplishments,” diceva la dichiarazione. “We remain grateful for the role that Bunny Wailer played in the development and popularity of Reggae music across the world.
Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness also hailed the legendary musician. “Bunny Wailer has made a tremendous impact on the world setting the stage for a global movement a love for Rocksteady and reggae music. His legendary performances have touched the hearts and souls of millions of fans in Jamaica and across the world,” the prime minister said in a statement.
    Wailer, whose real name was Neville Livingston, was a founding member of the Wailers, secondo la dichiarazione. The Wailers also included the legendary Robert NestaBobMarley and Peter Tosh.
    Marley died of cancer in 1981 all'età di 36 while Tosh was killed by gunmen in 1987 all'età 42.
    Wailer won three Grammy awards throughout his career, two for Best Reggae Album and one for Best Reggae Recording forTime Will TellA Tribute To Bob Marley,” according to the Grammys website.
      The Jamaican government bestowed on Wailer the Order of Jamaica in 2012 and then in 2017 the Order of Merit, “the country’s highest honor,” according to the prime minister’s statement.
      Prime Minister Holness has extended sincere condolences to the Livingston family, amici, his musical colleagues and many supporters across the globe,” diceva la dichiarazione.

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