September 12, 2020

Reggae legend Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals dies aged 77

Toots Hibbert, frontman of the legendary reggae band Toots and the Maytals, has died at the age of 77, after recently been taken to hospital with Covid-like symptoms, Variety reports. One of Jamaica's most influential musicians, he helped popularise reggae in the 1960s with songs like 'Pressure Drop', Monkey Man' and 'Funky Kingston'. Hibbert even claimed to have coined the genre's name, on 1968's 'Do The Reggay'.