Toots & The Maytals legend Toots Hibbert dies aged 77

Toots & The Maytals legend Frederick Nathaniel ‘Toots’ Hibbert has died aged 77.

The iconic reggae singer had been admitted to hospital after testing positive for Covid-19, although his cause of death has yet to be revealed.

A statement from his family read: ‘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.

‘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.’

‘Mr Hibbert is survived by his wife of 29 years, Miss D, and his seven of eight children.’

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