Commissioner McCarthy Calls Toots Hibbert’s Death ‘Very, Very Sad’

Police Commissioner Garry McCarthy is calling the death of influential U.S. reggae band leader Terence “Toots” Hibbert “very, very sad news.” “I grew up in a Toots Hibbert World Music band, it was absolutely…

Police Commissioner Garry McCarthy is calling the death of influential U.S. reggae band leader Terence “Toots” Hibbert “very, very sad news.”

“I grew up in a Toots Hibbert World Music band, it was absolutely incredible.”

The 64-year-old rock band leader died Friday at home in Hamilton, Jamaica. Investigators suspect he died of heart failure, but say there was no evidence of foul play.

Toots was a founding member of the band UB40, which played some of the biggest hits in British and U.S. rock history, including “Red Red Wine,” “House of the Rising Sun” and “Straight Up.”

The rock band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.

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