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Reggae artist Frederick "Toots" Hibbert is dead

The reggae artist Frederick "Toots" Hibbert is dead. Hibbert died on Friday evening, his manager Eric Baker told the German Press Agency on Saturday, confirming the corresponding Jamaican media reports.

Death in Jamaica

Accordingly, Hibbert died in the University Hospital of the West Indies in Jamaica's capital Kingston at the age of 77. According to media reports, the singer and songwriter, who popularized reggae with his band "Toots and the Maytals", was hospitalized and put into a coma on Monday last week. It was said that he had been waiting for the result of a corona test.

A new album was recently released

Shortly before that, Hibbert had released his latest album "Got To Be Tough" with the "Maytals". He was also one of the ten finalists in the Jamaica Festival Song Competition - a competition he had won three times. "Jamaica has lost a great cultural icon. The soul of an age has died," the newspaper "Jamaica Observer" quoted Hibbert spokesman Claude Mills as saying. Founded in the 1960s, "Toots and the Maytals" are the first to use the word "Reggae" in a song ("Do The Reggay") in 1968, thereby naming a genre.

"Funky Kingston"

Since the early 1970s, when the album "Funky Kingston" - a milestone for critics and one of the best reggae albums of all time - made Hibbert a global superstar, he toured with the "Maytals".

In 2005 he and his band won the Grammy Award for the best reggae album with "True Love", and in 2012 Hibbert was awarded a medal for his contribution to Jamaican music. "Toots and the Maytals" also paved the way for other bands like "The Who" and "The Eagles".