William ‘Bunny Rugs’ Clarke, former lead singer of Third World, has died in a Miami hospital.
He had been in intensive care for some time.
Bunny had missed a number of engagements around the celebration of Third World’s 40th anniversary last year, but it was generally felt that he would have recovered enough to return to Jamaica this month. He would have turned 66 on Thursday, February 6,
Clarke was born in Mandeville and replaced ‘Prilly’ Hamiltion as lead singer for the band in 1976. His first album with the band was 96 Degrees In The Shade but he is, of course, best known for the hit cover of The O’Jays’ Now That We Found Love and Try Jah Love.
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