Jean Watt, the wife of reggae legend Bunny Wailer who died yesterday at 73 went missing in May, 2020. Her whereabouts remain unknown. There’s a $250,000 (Ksh181,000) reward for her safe return.
Bunny Wailer, founded the Wailers in 1963 with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh has died.
Wailer died at a Jamaican hospital after suffering a stroke. He was 73 and the last surviving founding member of Wailers. Marley died of cancer in 1981, and Tosh was murdered during a robbery in 1987.
“This is a great loss for Jamaica and for Reggae,” said Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness. He referred to him as ‘a respected elder statesman of the Jamaican music scene.’
The star’s real name was Neville O’Riley Livingston. He hailed from Trench Town, a poor inner city community of Kingston, Jamaica, that inspired one of the Wailers’ hits.
Together, the Wailers achieved international fame with reggae classics like Simmer Down and Stir It Up, before Bunny Wailer left to go solo in 1974. He went on to win three Grammys, and record 10 albums. In 2017, he was awarded Jamaica’s Order Of Merit.
Wailer had been in hospital for months after he had a stroke in July last year. He was a father of 13.