‘Toots’ Hibbert, Jamaican reggae legend, dies aged 77




Hibbert “passed away peacefully” in Jamaica “surrounded by his family” on the University Hospital of the West Indies late Friday, the Twitter assertion talked about.

While the rationale for his lack of life has not been launched, the band talked about on September 3 that Hibbert had been taken to intensive care and was able to acquire the outcomes of a coronavirus examination.

“The family and his management team would like to thank the medical teams and professionals for their care and diligence, and ask that you respect their privacy during their time of grief,” Saturday’s assertion talked about.

It added that Hibbert is survived by his partner of 39 years and 7 of his eight youngsters.

Trojan Records, the reggae label that launched albums by Toots And The Maytals, was amongst these paying tribute to Hibbert on Saturday.

In a press launch posted on Twitter, it talked about: “We are so sad to hear of the passing of Toots. A true pioneer who changed lives and brought so much joy through his music. We have lost a true legend. Your music will live on forever Fredrick Nathaniel ‘Toots’ Hibbert.”

The frontman’s lack of life comes weeks after the band launched “Got To Be Tough,” its first album in further than a decade.

Ziggy Marley, the son of reggae star Bob Marley, contributed to the Toots and The Maytals’ present album, which incorporates on a cover of his late father’s music “Three Little Birds.”

Paying his respects to Hibbert on social media, Marley tweeted that he saw the musician as a “father figure,” sooner than together with that he would “never forget” him.

Marley moreover talked about the pair had spoken plenty of weeks sooner than Hibbert’s lack of life.

Toots and The Maytals’ hits embrace “Pressure Drop,” “Monkey Man” and “Do The Reggay,” the ultimate of which is alleged to have given the model its title.




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