Bunny Wailer, here at a concert in Las Vegas in 2016, died on March 2, 2021 at the age of 73 -
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He was one of the founders of the Wailers, along with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, and thus helped to make reggae the global phenomenon we know today.
Legend Bunny Wailer died at Andrew's Memorial Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica on Tuesday, Jamaican Culture Minister Olivia Grange announced.
The Jamaican singer and percussionist was 73 years old.
Real name Neville O'Riley Livingston
Bunny Wailer was part of the Wailers from 1963 to 1974, then embarked on a solo career but rarely left his native Jamaica.
He thus waited until 1986 for his first international tour.
The singer had already had health concerns in 2018, and the minister did not specify the causes of his death.
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