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'Toots' Hibbert, Jamaican reggae legend, dies aged 77

September 12, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Jamaican reggae legend Frederick Nathaniel "Toots" Hibbert has died aged 77, his band Toots and The Maytals said in a statement early Saturday.

(CNN)Jamaican reggae legend Frederick Nathaniel "Toots" Hibbert has died aged 77, his band Toots and The Maytals said in a statement early Saturday.

Hibbert "passed away peacefully" in Jamaica "surrounded by his family" at the University Hospital of the West Indies late Friday, the Twitter statement said.

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.

Trojan Records, the reggae label that released albums by Toots And The Maytals, was among those paying tribute to Hibbert on Saturday.

In a statement posted on Twitter, it said: "We are so sad to hear of the passing of Toots.

Your music will live on forever Fredrick Nathaniel 'Toots' Hibbert. "

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