The death missed the historic Jamaican “reggae” singer Tots Hebert, who died on Friday at the age of 77 in a hospital in the capital, Kingston, where he was being treated for respiratory symptoms.
“We mourn to you with more agony the death of Frederick Nathaniel (Tuts) Hebert this evening surrounded by his family, at West Indies University Hospital in Kingston (Jamaica),” read a post on the social networking pages of “Tuts and the Metals”, the late band.
The post did not indicate the cause of Hibbert’s death, but those close to him reported at the end of last August via the band’s Facebook page that he had been hospitalized, where he was awaiting the result of the new Corona virus examination. Then he was put into an artificial coma after suffering “complications in the respiratory system.”
Although Hibbert is less famous than his countryman Bob Marley, he is credited with being the creator of “reggae” music with his 1968 song “Do the Reggae”.
Ziggy, Bob Marley’s son, hastened to mourn Tots Hebert, who was like his second father. In a tweet on Twitter, he wrote: “I spoke with him a few weeks ago and told him how much I loved him.” He added, “His soul is with us, and his music provides us with vitality, and I will never forget him.”
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