Toots Hibbert Being Buried At The National Heroes Park After Divine Intervention

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A turn of events took place on Saturday as it was announced by the Minister of Culture, Gender and Entertainment that the legendary Toots Hibbert will finally be laid to rest at the National Heroes Park.

Previously it was said by the Minister, that there were no further spaces available in the park to facilitate any other burials except for Prime Ministers however there was a spark of luck for the family of Toots because a space became available.

This happened because there was one spot left in the section for cultural icons that were supposed to be filled by the remains of the late actor, author and director, Charles Hyatt, who passed away in 2007, however, the family of the icon decided that they would make Toots have the location.

At the time of Hyatt’s passing, his family requested for him to be laid to rest at the park however they were told that the spaces have been filled.

It was later discovered by the Government that there was one remaining spot, and it was decided that the actor’s remains would be transferred from the Meadowrest memorial park in St. Catherine to the new location, which had since not been done.

After speaking with the family of Hyatt, Minister Grange said they agreed to give Toots the spot in the park. She also said that Prime Minister Andrew Holness had agreed to the move. 150w, 768w, 1536w, 1666w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" title="Toots-Hibbert-Hospitalized |" />

The Minister was grateful for the deed done by Hyatt’s family, and mentioned that Hibbert was a pioneer of reggae who contributed much to the genre including the name which makes the place of burial suitable for the icon.

She also said the move will bring unity amongst the singer’s family members.

The Minister also made it known that a monument will be built in the hometown of Hibbert to celebrate his life.

She further commented that it has been some time now since the Government has been considering a Memorial Park for cultural icons and that works are being put in to construct the site, where she promises that Charles Hyatt’s remains will be transferred to.

Fredrick Toots Hibbert passed away from Covid-19 complications on September 11th of this year and was going to be recently buried at Dovecot however according to his daughter Jenieve Bailey, divine intervention did not allow it.

Hibbert was given a private church service on Thursday October 15th at the Chapel at Perry’s funeral home located on the outskirts of Spanish Town however, there was a bump in the funeral procession as the burial order was not signed so the icon had to go back on ice.


Toots Hibbert Dies at age 77

Reggae legend, Toots Hibbert was given a private church service on Thursday at the Chapel at Perry’s funeral home located on the outskirts of Spanish Town however, there was a bump in the funeral procession as the burial order was not signed and so the icon had to go back on ice.

Gospel singer, Jenieve Bailey who is also the daughter of Hibbert said that she did not agree upon a private funeral service for her father and as such did not sign the burial order, instead she said she went into prayer with some prayer warriors about the matter as she thinks that Toots should be sent off in respects to his legendary status.

Bailey told the news that she had already begun talks with Minister of Sports, youth and culture, Olivia Grange for a special send-off for the man who contributed hit songs such as “Bam Bam ”, “Pumps and Pride” and “Monkey man” to Jamaican music.

Popcaan not happy with what he heard took to IG to comment on the Jamaica Gleaner’s report on the matter stating “people f–king heartless… RIP legend”.

A date has not yet been set for the official service since the interruption on Thursday, however, Bailey says as soon as the family hears from the minister, loved ones will know the date of the burial.

The usual process before any funeral is the provision of a post mortem report to the police, then the signing of the burial papers by the officials controlling the funerary proceedings, however, in cases like that of Toots Hibbert where the documents were not properly handled, there can be no burial.

Frederick Toots Hibbert passed away on the 11th of September at the age of 77, after being admitted to the University of The West Indies hospital for Covid-19 and succumbing to the deadly virus.

It was earlier reported that Reggae legend Toots Hibbert, as announced by his daughter will be buried in May Pen Clarendon, his hometown, a place he seemingly holds dear to his heart as he titled his group the “The Maytals” from an area in Clarendon. However, on Wednesday it was announced that Mr. Hibbert will be laid to rest at the Dovecot Memorial Park located in St. Catherine.


Is Toots Hibbert Critically ill and need Blood?

One of the most coveted names in reggae, the man who helped to name the genre Toots Hibbert has passed away on September 11th at age 77.

The Reggae legend has been in the hospital for some time now and was earlier reported to be in critical but stable condition by Minister Grange who also urged Jamaicans to donate blood in Kingston and St. Andrew.

Hibberts was in a medically induced Coma at the University Hospital of the West Indies were he also reportedly did a COVID-19 test after experiencing respiratory difficulties.

Toots who has been in the reggae business for almost 60 years has won the Jamaica festival competition 3 times and he was placed in the top-ten of the most recent competition in 2020, he also recently released an album titled “Got To Be Tough“.

Toots moved to Kingston as a young man where he found glory in music, The Maytals was one of the most if not the most popular Jamaican music group in the 60s and made music for Coxsone Dodd, Prince Buster, Byron Lee and other top producers at the time.

The man who is also known for “Monkey Man” and “Funky Kingston” death announcement was made by his social media page, the message stated “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.” read more below.

Toots’s COVID-19 test result was not made public.


Reggae Icon Toots Hibbert In Medically-Induced Coma, Prayers Pour In

Legendary Jamaican musician Toots Hibbert is reported to be stable while in a coma that is medically induced. Rumours started to circulate over the past 24 hours that Toots had passed away however Olivia Grange has since come forward to dismiss such claims.

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and sports explains that “Toots’ condition is stable as it has been for the last few days. His condition is being closely monitored by doctors” said Grange who also confirms that Toots is alive contrary to some reports.

She went on to urge Jamaicans to donate blood for Mr. Hibbert who is badly in need of blood at this time “Although Toots is critically ill, he is slowly making steady progress” Grange went on to outline that the musician is getting all the needed support and he is slowly but surely recovering day by day.

Days ago it was reported that Toots was awaiting a COVID-19 test result however the result has not been made public.

Toots Hibbert who is now 77-year-old is from May Pen, Clarendon, he named his group “The Maytals” which is the name of the community he is from.

Toots moved to Kingston as a young man where he found glory, The Maytals was one of the most if not the most popular Jamaican music group in the 60s and made music for Coxsone Dodd, Prince Buster, Byron Lee and other top producers at the time.

Toots is best known for songs such as Bam Bam, Pressure drop, Time Tough, Country Roads and others.

Persons who are willing to donate blood to toots can do so via Mr. Hibbert’s account at the Blood Bank at UHWI or at Slipe Pen Road.


Toots Hibbert was placed in a medically induced coma as his health deteriorates.

We reported last weekend that reggae legend Toots Hibbert was rushed to a hospital, admitted to the intensive care unit, and gets tested for COVID-19. Per his family source, the test results are not back yet, and as of the time of this publication, we’re told that he is in a medically induced coma. His family is urging fans to pray for the singer as he fights for his life at the University Hospital Of The West Indies (UHWI).
We’re told that other members of the reggae star’s close circle have taken gotten tested for COVID-19 and gone into self-quarantine.

Toots Hibbert manager, Cabel Stephenson, says he will provide more updates via the singer’s publicist Claude Mills. Since news of his hospitalization broke, Hibbert has been getting an outpouring of love from fans as well as his peers in reggae, including Maxi Priest. “Everyone please join me in sending prayers out for the legend Toots aka Toots and the Maytals who was hospitalized today due to breathing problems,” Maxi Priest wrote on IG. “Prayers and well wishes to my bredrin. Stay strong king. Blessings all around.”

While he is battling for his life in the hospital, Toots Hibbert has some new music out after dropping off a new Toots and the Maytals album, Got To Be Tough, on August 28. The project packed ten singles from previously recorded materials as well as new recordings. On the album, you will find songs like “Drop Off Head,” “Warning Warning,” “Freedom Train,” and “Having A Party.”

Toots has a career spanning over six decades, where he managed almost always to be active in music. He is one of the most toured Jamaican artiste of all time with his band the Maytals performing in dozens of countries around the world.

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