Updated 1409 GMT (2209 HKT) September 13, 2020. The star “passed away peacefully” surrounded by family on Friday.

At the time, his family said he was “resting and in good spirits, and is showing signs of improvement by the hour”. "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," his family said. ", Toots Hibbert death: Maytals frontman and reggae legend dies aged 77, Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals performs in September 2019, Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals performs in 2018. Toots Hibbert, the legendary frontman of reggae group the Maytals, has died at the age of 77. The group scored international hits with singles including “Pressure Drop” in 1969 and “Monkey Man” in 1971. Marley also said the pair had spoken a few weeks before Hibbert's death. Toots and The Maytals' hits include "Pressure Drop," "Monkey Man" and "Do The Reggay," the last of which is said to have given the genre its name.
Paying his respects to Hibbert on social media, Marley tweeted that he saw the musician as a "father figure," before adding that he would "never forget" him.

Trojan Records, the reggae label that released albums by Toots And The Maytals, was among those paying tribute to Hibbert on Saturday. He tweeted: “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. While no cause of death was given, he had reportedly been tested for COVID-19 in recent weeks.

A statement from his representative said: “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. Rolling Stone last month described him as “the world’s greatest living reggae singer”, comparing him to Otis Redding. pic.twitter.com/zIofrbYZU0, — Ziggy Marley (@ziggymarley) September 12, 2020. “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.”, Sir Lenny Henry added: “So sorry to hear of Toots Hibbert’s death. The magazine named him as one of the 100 greatest singers of all time. The frontman's death comes weeks after the band released "Got To Be Tough," its first album in more than a decade. He was taken into hospital just days after his and the Maytals' first album in more than a decade - Got to Be Tough - was released. All rights reserved. Toots Hibbert has died aged 77 (Photo: Venla Shalin/Redferns) Jamaican reggae legend Frederick “Toots” Hibbert, frontman of the pioneering group Toots And The … Widely recognised for the power of his soulful voice - which was compared by some to that of Otis Redding - Hibbert and his group were considered pioneers of reggae and its growth in popularity across the world. They released Got To Be Tough, their first album in a decade, last month. (CNN)Jamaican reggae legend Frederick Nathaniel "Toots" Hibbert has died aged 77, his band Toots and The Maytals said in a statement early Saturday. Toots Hibbert, one of the fathers of reggae music, whose vocals imbued the genre’s sound with an exhortatory power drawn from American soul, died on Friday night … Your music will live on forever Fredrick Nathaniel 'Toots' Hibbert.". 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 ???? The death of the singer - who was behind hits including Pressure Drop, Monkey Man and 54-46 That's My Number as leader of Toots and the Maytals - was announced in a statement issued by his family. "Toots" Hibbert of Toots and The Maytals performs at the Grand Prix in Singapore on September 20, 2019. We have lost a true legend. The band's 1968 single Do the Reggay is believed to have been the first song to use the word "reggae". © 2020 Associated Newspapers Limited. Toots And The Maytals’ hits include 54-46 (That’s My Number) and Monkey Man, while their 1968 single Do The Reggay is credited with giving the reggae genre its name.

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"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.".

Toots Hibbert, frontman of the legendary reggae band Toots and the Maytals, has died at the age of 77. The cause of death has not been confirmed, but Hibbert was undergoing treatment for suspected Covid-19 and had been admitted to intensive care on 1 September. "But it's getting harder and harder to give the love the people need, and they need it now more than ever. Born in 1942 in Clarendon, Jamaica, Hibbert was the youngest of seven children and had continued to perform regularly up until his recent illness.

Hibbert "passed away peacefully" in Jamaica "surrounded by his family" at the University Hospital of the West Indies late Friday, the Twitter statement said. The singer behind hits including Pressure Drop and Monkey Man was still performing regularly before his illness. "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 statement said. Jamaican reggae legend Frederick “Toots” Hibbert, frontman of the pioneering group Toots And The Maytals, has died at the age of 77. Rest in power…”. 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… pic.twitter.com/zOb6yRpJ7n, — Toots & The Maytals (@tootsmaytals) September 12, 2020. The cause of death is as yet unclear though he had been recently tested for Covid-19. The statement added that he was survived by his wife of 39 years, Miss D, and "his seven of eight children". (CNN) Jamaican reggae legend Frederick Nathaniel "Toots" Hibbert has died aged 77, his band Toots and The Maytals said in a statement early Saturday. New 'Redemption Song' video celebrates Bob Marley's 75th. Here's what we know about Man City star's problem. A true pioneer who changed lives and brought so much joy through his music. His voice was powerful and adaptable to funk, soul, country, AND reggae. While the cause of his death has not been announced, the band said on September 3 that Hibbert had been taken to intensive care and was waiting to receive the results of a coronavirus test.

“Mr Hibbert is survived by his wife of 39 years, Miss D, and his seven of eight children.”. No time to waste.

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The death of the singer - who was behind hits including Pressure Drop, Monkey Man and 54-46 That's My Number as leader of Toots and the Maytals - was announced in a statement issued by his family.

In a statement posted on Twitter, it said: "We are so sad to hear of the passing of Toots.
It added that Hibbert is survived by his wife of 39 years and seven of his eight children. 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. His music was a constant in our house growing up via Tighten up albums. “The family and management 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. Speaking to Rolling Stone about the album, he said: "I'm very proud of what I've done and the love I've given. Ziggy Marley, the son of reggae star Bob Marley, contributed to the Toots and The Maytals' recent album, featuring on a cover of his late father's song "Three Little Birds.". They were even more successful in Jamaica itself, where they have outstripped many legends by securing the record of most number one hits with 31. The Jamaica Gleaner newspaper reported that Hibbert was admitted to hospital after complaining of breathing difficulties. It includes a cover of Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds, featuring Ziggy Marley. Along with the Maytals, the musician was pivotal in the popularisation of reggae that led to the rise of artists such as Bob Marley.

Tributes flooded in from across the showbiz and reggae world. Toots Hibbert, the legendary frontman of reggae group the Maytals, has died at the age of 77. Hibbert "passed away …


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