Reggae and dub pioneer Bunny Lee has died

Bunny Lee

The legendary Jamaican reggae producer was 79.

Bunny Lee has passed away. Though the exact cause of death is not known, the producer had been battling kidney problems for several months.

David Rodigan has posted a tribute to the pioneering artist online. He wrote, “The reggae world has lost another iconic figure; Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee was unquestionably one of the most charismatic and inspirational record producers in Jamaican music with a phenomenal catalogue of hits. He drove the music forward across the decades & will be sorely missed.” [sic] Read more tributes below.

The producer was born in August 1941 in Kingston, Jamaica. Across a decades-spanning career, he produced hits for artists such as John Holt, Slim Smith, Delroy Wilson, Horace Andy and more.