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Reggae singer Bunny Rugs Clarke dies at 65

Update : 05 Feb 2014, 06:43 PM

William Bunny Rugs Clarke, the husky-voiced singer of reggae band Third World has died of leukemia at the age of 65.

Close friend and ex-band mate Colin Leslie said that the singer died Sunday at his home in Orlando, Florida. He was released last week from a hospital after cancer treatment.

Clarke worked with band Inner Circle and top reggae producer Lee “Scratch” Perry in Jamaica before joining Third World in 1976.

The group was signed to Island Records and had hits in UK and US charts including Now That We Found Love, Always Around and Reggae Ambassador. Stevie Wonder wrote and produced the band’s 1982 song Try Jah Love.

Drummer Willie Stewart said Monday that the fun-loving Clarke always had a joke.

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