Some even alleged that the only way the matter could be resolved was if Wailer’s beneficiaries signed a licensing deal with a record company. This decision was taken unanimously by all beneficiaries of the trust that are related to our father.”
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Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Following Bunny Wailer’s death on March 2 at 73-years-old, reports began circulating that the hospital fees were outstanding and that there was confusion among the beneficiaries in how to go about settling the debt. Another note from the statement indicated that all legal correspondence would be handled by ASV Law, which is the firm chosen to act on their behalf of the Livingston Estate Trust. Having paid off the outstanding fees, the family was able to finally secure a death certificate. The statement also lists Bunny Wailer’s son, Abijah Livingston as the official go-to person for any information relating to Wailer. This appeared at a time when we were trying to understand why hospital bills had not been paid, when the money clearly should have been there to that effect. “We, his children, have been working as a unit to resolve all matters relating to our father’s estate,” they said. Instead, they have been trying to force us into deals, all whilst our father was not even granted the dignity of a proper burial.”
They further stated that they resisted attempts to sign away any music and pondered why the hospital bills were not paid in the first case. The development means that he can now be laid to rest without any controversy surrounding the later Wailer’s medical debt. Instead, we have been pressured to sign away long-term licensing deals. Understandably, we refused to sign anything that was not clearly explained and detailed to us. This, again, brings into question the actual intentions of these individuals who could have easily done the same. They also took the time out to condemn “the confusion caused by third-party interference in our affairs”. Bunny Wailer and his son Asadenaki
“We, the children of the estate, with no assistance from these individuals, have covered the outstanding hospital bills in order to release our father’s death certificate. The information was confirmed by his children through a statement. We are embarrassed that it had been left unaddressed for so many weeks. We find this to be extremely inappropriate and insensitive. His children have vehemently denied that this was their only option and, in the statement, said they were able to pay for their father’s fees without any forced deals. The late legendary reggae icon Bunny Wailer’s hospital bills have been settled, his children confirmed. “We have been asked to ‘smell the coffee’ in a recent article.