Bunny Wailer

Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter and percussionist

Neville O'Riley Livingston, OM (10 April 1947 – 2 March 2021) best known as Bunny Wailer, was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and percussionist. He was an original member of reggae group The Wailers along with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. He won three Grammy Awards.

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Bunny Wailer, OM
Bunny Wailer in February 2009
Bunny Wailer in February 2009
Background information
Birth nameNeville O'Riley Livingston
Also known asBunny Livingston
Bunny O'Riley
Bunny Wailer
Born(1947-04-10)10 April 1947
Kingston, Jamaica
Died2 March 2021(2021-03-02) (aged 73)
Kingston, Jamaica
GenresReggae, roots reggae, ska
Occupation(s)Vocalist, songwriter, percussionist
InstrumentsPercussion (bongo drums, congas, tambourine)
Years active1960–2021
LabelsJAD Records
Universal Music
Associated actsThe Wailers, Peter Tosh, Bob Marley

He was also known as Bunny Livingston and Jah B.[1]

In October 2018, Wailer suffered a minor stroke, which caused speech problems.[2]

Wailer died in Kingston, Jamaica on 2 March 2021 from stroke-related problems, at the age 73.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Bunny Wailer chants support for Rasta Millennium Council". JamaicaObserver.com. 23 August 2010. Archived from the original on 25 August 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  2. Lyew, Stephanie (8 November 2018). "Bunny Wailer Securing Legacy Following Minor Stroke", Jamaica Gleaner. Retrieved 25 November 2018
  3. Hendricks, Sharlene (2 March 2021). "Bunny Wailer, reggae luminary and last Wailers member, dies". Associated Press.
  4. Bonitto, Brian (March 2, 2021). "Bunny Wailer is dead". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 2 March 2021.