William “Bunny Rugs” Clarke (born 6 February 1948), also known as Bunny Scott, was the lead singer of the renowned Jamaican reggae band Third World as well as recording as a solo artist.
He began his career in the mid-1960s and was also been a member of Inner Circle and the duo Bunny & Ricky.
He would have celebrated 66th birthday this Thursday, February . He passed away last night in a hospital in Orlando, Florida.
He had been diagnosed with cancer and had been battling the disease in intensive care.
According to a report from the Gleaner he missed some of the shows in Third World’s 40th anniversary tour in 2013 because of health problems.
Clarke, who has helped to shape the history of reggae, has spent the past 31 years with Third World.
His musical career began at age 15.
See a solo video of him below:
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