Late Reggae Icon Honored

KINGSTON, Jamaica (October 15, 2012)--Jamaica's government honored firebrand reggae star Peter Tosh Monday, 25 years after his murder.

Tosh's daughter Niambe received the posthumous "order of merit" on Monday for her father's musical contributions during a national awards ceremony.

The award is Jamaica's third-highest honor.

Tosh was one of Jamaica's musical giants.

He was a founding member of the Wailers, forming the three-man core of the group with Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer.

Tosh left the band in 1973.

His solo albums and his work with the Wailers helped make reggae known internationally.

The outspoken Tosh was known for denouncing apartheid and calling for the legalization of marijuana.

Fans say the lanky, baritone singer and guitarist was a mesmerizing performer.

Tosh was just 42 when robbers killed him in 1987.


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