Olivia Grange said in a statement on Tuesday that Waler had been in the hospital since December and died at the Medical Associates Hospital in Kingston. ). No cause of death was given. Grange said the statement was made at the request of the Willer family.
The statement said: “We express our condolences for the passing of this outstanding singer, songwriter and percussionist, and celebrate his life and many achievements.” Thank you for the role played in development and popularization worldwide.”
Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness also praised the legendary musician. The Prime Minister said: “Bunny Wailer has had a huge impact on the world and laid a passion for rock and reggae music for the global movement. His legendary performance has touched the hearts of millions of fans in Jamaica and around the world. .”
The statement stated that Willer’s real name is Neville Livingston, a founding member of the Willer couple. The weepers also include the legendary Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley and Peter Tosh.
Willer has won three Grammy Awards throughout his career, two of which won the Best Reggae Recording Award, and the other won the Best Reggae Recording “Time Tells Us-To Bob ·Marley Tribute” award.
According to the Prime Minister’s statement, the Jamaican government awarded the Wailer Jamaica Medal in 2012, and then awarded the Meritorious Medal in 2017, “the country’s highest honor”.
The statement said: “Prime Minister Hornes has expressed sincere condolences to the Livingston family, his friends, his music colleagues and many supporters around the world.”