Rest In Peace Toots Hibbert

I'm crushed at the tragic loss Friday of another monumental artist and friend-- a titan in Reggae music, beloved the world around, Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals. Always one of my favorite bands and now he is taken from us way too soon.
I will miss you, dear Toots, and treasure the times we've shared together, on and off stage. Thank you for your friendship and your magnificent music.  My heart goes out to your loving family and friends, all of Jamaica and your fans around the world. We will miss and celebrate the gifts you and your music are forever.

Photo: Toots Hibbert performing with the Maytals in Portland, Oregon, in 2010. Photographer: Anthony Pidgeon/Redferns