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Thanksgiving service for Toots Hibbert set for Thursday

A private thanksgiving service is scheduled for Thursday for reggae and ska pioneer, Frederick Nathaniel 'Toots' Hibbert.
 
The service is set for 11:00 a.m. at the chapel at Perry's Funeral Home, outside of Spanish Town, St. Catherine.
 
His body will then be interred at the Dovecot Memorial Park in the parish, instead of his birthplace in Treadlight district, May Pen, Clarendon as was previously stated. 
 
Toots, 77, died at the University Hospital of the West Indies on September 11, nearly two weeks after he tested positive for COVID-19.
 
His death caused an outpouring within the music industry locally and internationally and made headlines around the world.
 
Major newspapers and websites paid tribute to the Jamaican music icon who is credited with naming the genre reggae.
 
Toots won a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 2005 with True Love.
 
In 2012, he was awarded the Order of Jamaica, the country's fourth highest award, for his contribution to Jamaican music.


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