The founding member and the bassist of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flea has commemorated the reggae pioneer, Toots Hibbert, as he recalled his legacy by saying he will dance to him for the rest of his life.
The iconic bass guitarist Flea has taken Instagram to express his sorrows over the death of the 60’s legendary singer, Frederick Nathaniel ‘Toots’ Hibbert. He thanked the legend for the joy, the uplift, and the motivation he gave in his life.
Flea also said that he will dance to Toots for the rest of his life as he prayed for him to break through to the other side the love he carried within his life. The followers of Flea agreed with him in the comments and explained how they are blessed to have listened to his music.
In August 2020, it was reported that Hibbert was in the hospital fighting for his life in a medically induced coma. On 12 September 2020, it was announced that he passed away at age 77 at the University Hospital of the West Indies in Kingston due to complications from COVID-19.
Toots Hibbert was a Jamaican musician who was the lead vocalist of the reggae and ska band Toots and the Maytals. He performed for six decades and helped establish some of the fundamentals of reggae music. Hibbert’s 1968 song ‘Do the Reggay‘ is widely credited as the genesis of the genre.
Here is what Flea said about Toots Hibbert in his recent Instagram post:
“Thank you for the joy, the uplift, the motivation. I will dance to you for the rest of my life Toots. Break through to the other side love love love.”
You can see the post below.