Toots Hibbert who had fronted the Maytals and Reggae band Toots died at the 77. He bought Reggae to the global audience by his catchy tunes.
His family revealed a state in that it is mentioned that he was battling some illness in the private hospital of Kingston in Jamaica, but not exact details were revealed.
The statement reads: “It is with the heaviest of hearts to announce that Frederick Nathaniel ‘Toots’ Hibbert passed away peacefully tonight, surrounded by his family at the University Hospital of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica.”
“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.”
Many celebrities poured tributes for Toots which includes great comedian, Lenny Henry; his tweet reads: “So sorry to hear of Toots Hibbert’s death.”
“His music was a constant in our house growing up via Tighten up albums. His voice was powerful and adaptable to funk, soul, country, AND Reggae. Rest in power…”
Son of BobMarley Ziggy also remembered by writing: “The Legendary Toots Hibbert has passed I spoke w/him a few wks ago told him how much I loved him we laughed & shared our mutual respect.”
“He was a father figure to me his spirit is w/us his music fills us w/his energy I will never forget him RIP MIGHTY & POWERFUL NYAH FYAH BALL.”