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Third World Member Bunny Rugs Dead At 65

Bunny Rugs, real name Williams Clarke, of legendary reggae band Third World is dead.

According to reports, Bunny Rugs has been sick for quite some time and has been in intensive care in Miami Hospital before passing away over the weekend.

In 1976 Rugs replaced ‘Prilly’ Hamiltion as lead singer of the band Third World. He would later join forces with other members of the band to released the now classic album 96 degrees in the Shade.


He is also popularly known for the hits including “Now That We Found Love” and “Try Jah Love.”

Bunny Rugs dead

William ‘Bunny Rugs’ Clarke would have turned 66 on Thursday February 6. He will be sadly missed.

R.I.P. Bunny Rugs.

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  1. Whenever you heard Rugs’ voice you knew it was him. Check him out on the Cubanismo recording of Could You Be Love.

  2. Whenever you heard Rugs’ voice you knew it was him. Check him out on the Cubano smoke recording of Could You Be Love.

  3. I love third world band,Bunny Rugs you will be surly miss. my condolences to his family, his music brothers, and sisters. I feel like Ive lost my own brother. Great musicians like Bunny Rugs and other great singers had inspired us in our every day life.l would like to say to his band brothers and sisters, music never stop,keep on playing , because Bunny says, now that we found love what are gonna do with it? My answer is, Spread it!

  4. This man is one of the greats this website took awhile to say Bunny is dead
    Big loss for reggae music .

  5. R.I.P We have Lost a Great one Bunny Rugs.