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Reggae icon and original Wailer passes in Kingston Jamaica

Original Wailer passes

One of the founding members of the Wailers, Bunny Wailer has passed away at the age of 73.

A post on the Wailers Facebook page indicates that Wailer, born Neville Livingston passed away Tuesday in Kingston Jamaica.

"With great sadness, we announce the loss of our beloved
brother Neville “Bunny wailer” Livingston..... His life was a blessing and his memories remain a treasure, loved beyond words and missed beyond measures. You will never be forgotten.. sleep well king."

Wailer was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and percussionist. He was also an original member of reggae group The Wailers along with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. Wailer is a three-time Grammy Award winner, and he is considered one of the longtime standard-bearers of reggae music

Wailer, was born April 10th, 1947, in the Nine Mile district of Jamaica’s St. Ann Parish, Livingston was a friend of Marley from a young age; following the death of Marley’s father, Norval, in 1955, Marley’s mother, Cedella, lived with Livingston’s father, Thaddeus, in Trench Town, making Bunny and Bob near-stepbrothers.

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