A Former Wailers keyboardist named Tyrone Downie passed very suddenly, leaving friends, family, and loved ones in grief. Let’s see what happened and What was Tyrone Downie cause of death in detail.
How did Tyrone Downie die?
Tyrone Downie passed away, according to multiple social media posts published on Sunday, November 6, 2022.
“Tyrone Downie’s passing is announced on The Wailers’ official Facebook page.” The statement reads:
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart from the news that The Wailers’ own keyboard player, brother, and friend Tyrone Downie passed away today. Tyrone joined The Wailers just before the age of 20, making his recording début with the band on Rastaman Vibration. When you hear the keys on Three Little Birds (and many other hits), you should always think of Tyrone. The Wailers and friends would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to Tyrone’s family. Rest in Power Tyrone.
Tyrone Downie cause of death
Neither his family members nor any online media did not reveal any cause of death for Tyrone till now. Other information regarding his death has not yet been revealed. Once there is sufficient information, we will update the page. We’ll soon post more details about Tyrone Downie cause of death.
Tyrone Downie: Biography
Tyrone Downie is a keyboardist and pianist from Jamaica who is most known for his work with Bob Marley and The Wailers.
Having previously been a member of the Impact All Stars, he attended Kingston College and joined The Wailers in the middle of the 1970s. He made his recording debut with the group Rastaman Vibration.
The Abyssinians, Beenie Man, Black Uhuru, Buju Banton, Peter Tosh, Junior Reid, Tom Tom Club, Ian Dury, Burning Spear, Steel Pulse, Alpha Blondy, Tiken Jah Fakoly, and Sly & Robbie are among the other acts he has performed with.
He now resides in France and is a part of Youssou N’Dour’s touring group, whose album Remember he also produced.
Tributes to Tyrone Downie
Gary Collins tweeted,
Rest in peace and Thanks for the Beautiful Music you gave to us Rastafarian Thoughts and Prayers to Family and Friends
Rest in peace, thanks for such music, wailers are in heaven
Rest in Power Tyrone. You will always be in Hearts. You played a great part in reggae music. May your soul rest in peace.
Oh no! So sad to hear about Tyrone’s passing. I knew Tyrone when he first joined the Wailers. The last time I saw him he said he was living in Europe. Rest in Peace.
Deepest heartfelt condolences to family and band mates. Rest In Peace, Sir. Thank you for the beautiful music
Another legend is resting in Power. My deepest condolences to the Downie family, the Wailers and the reggae community…
Rest In Peace “Jumpy” .. The Great Tyrone Downie .. the last time I saw him was at the Tyre Shop at the foot of Red Hills couple years ago and we agreed to link .. never happened .. R.I.P. “Fortis”!!!
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