Hibbert “handed away peacefully” in Jamaica “surrounded by his household” on the College Hospital of the West Indies late Friday, the Twitter assertion stated.
Whereas the reason for his demise has not been introduced, the band stated on September 3 that Hibbert had been taken to intensive care and was ready to obtain the outcomes of a coronavirus check.
“The household and his administration workforce wish to thank the medical groups and professionals for his or her care and diligence, and ask that you just respect their privateness throughout their time of grief,” Saturday’s assertion stated.
It added that Hibbert is survived by his spouse of 39 years and 7 of his eight kids.
Trojan Information, the reggae label that launched albums by Toots And The Maytals, was amongst these paying tribute to Hibbert on Saturday.
In a press release posted on Twitter, it stated: “We’re so unhappy to listen to of the passing of Toots. A real pioneer who modified lives and introduced a lot pleasure by means of his music. We have now misplaced a real legend. Your music will stay on perpetually Fredrick Nathaniel ‘Toots’ Hibbert.”
The frontman’s demise comes weeks after the band launched “Acquired To Be Robust,” its first album in additional than a decade.
Ziggy Marley, the son of reggae star Bob Marley, contributed to the Toots and The Maytals’ current album, that includes on a canopy of his late father’s music “Three Little Birds.”
Paying his respects to Hibbert on social media, Marley tweeted that he noticed the musician as a “father determine,” earlier than including that he would “always remember” him.
Marley additionally stated the pair had spoken a couple of weeks earlier than Hibbert’s demise.
Toots and The Maytals’ hits embody “Strain Drop,” “Monkey Man” and “Do The Reggay,” the final of which is alleged to have given the style its identify.