The legendary Bunny Wailer, the last founding member of the Wailers trio, has transitioned. Legends in their own rights the Wailers, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailer will be spoken of for eternity. As Jamaica and the worldwide reggae music industry mourns their loss, those left behind must now work to secure their legacies and carry on we must.
A generational shift is taking place during this pandemic, a whole generation has transitioned or is transitioning, including some great black leaders, motivators, inspirators, icons, role models, and legends as if sudden, or unprecedented. The years 2020 - 2021 have been like no other and although death is inevitable, waking up to the news of the passing of another as it unfolds deepens the sadness.
Born Neville Livingston on April 10th, 1947 in Nine Miles, St. Anns, and died at age 73 at the Medical Associates hospital in Kingston on Tuesday, March 3, 2021, Manager Maxine Stowe confirmed the ion's death (via the Jamaica Observer). While no cause of death was given, Bunny Wailer has been in and out of hospital since he suffered a stroke in 2020.
On behalf of the New Image Promotions family, we send condolences to the family, friends, and fans of the late reggae icon. Walk good sir and may your soul rest in peace R.I.P.
Written by: Sophia McKay