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It’s with a heavy heart that I report Reggae icon Bunny Wailer, one of the founding members of the Wailers, has passed away at the age of 73. 

Bunny’s manager, Maxine Stowe, confirmed the singer died on Tuesday (March 2) at the Medical Associates Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica. 

A cause of death has not been released, but Bunny, real name Neville Livingston, had been in and out of the hospital since suffering a stroke in 2020.

Peter Tosh took to social media to pay tribute to Bunny writing:

Rest in Power, Bunny Wailer (AKA Neville O’Riley Livingston). A true Reggae icon and Jamaican legend, a brother, a father, an uncle, a friend. Bunny played alongside Peter Tosh and Bob Marley in the most influential Reggae group of all time, The Wailers…

See his original tweet below:

Read his full bio at Rolling Stone.

My sincerest condolences and prayers to all who knew and loved Bunny.

May he Rest In Peace.