Reggae legend Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert has died at the age of 77

Reggae legend Frederick 'Toots' Hibbert has died at the age of 77

The death of reggae legend Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert, the founding singer of Hibbert, Toot and Maythal, has died in a Jamaican hospital. Hibbert, 77, was recently tested by Covid-19.

In a statement, his family said: “Frederick Nathaniel ‘Toots’ Hibbert announces his death peacefully tonight with the greatest heart. [Friday]With family at the University Hospital in the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica.

“The family and management would like to thank the medical teams and professionals for their care and encouragement and ask them to respect their privacy during their grief.

“Mrs. Hibbert’s wife of 39 years, Mrs. D., seven of eight children.”

Hibbert was admitted to the intensive care unit earlier this month after experiencing shortness of breath.

Toots and Mytels, who are scheduled to play at the Olympia Theater in Dublin next September, released their first album in less than a decade. Strictly, In August.

They are best known for their hits Pressure drop, Monkey Deer And 54-46 (That’s my number). Their 1968 hit Do the reggae The honor of giving its name to the reggae section.

Here are several tributes:

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