L'ancien membre des Wailers, le claviériste Earl 'Wya' Lindo est décédé à l'âge de 64 ans. Sa mort, d'abord annoncée par Tyrone Downie a été confirmée par le manager des Wailers, Lennie Chen, indiquant que Lindo est décédé dans un hôpital de Londres lundi dernier :
Yes, he is dead. I got a call from his manager yesterday. He said Wya was complaining about stomach pains and had gone to the hospital. He died a couple of hours later.
There is only one Earl 'Wya' Lindo, and today he went home to join Bob, Peter & Carly for a mystical jam session in Zion... This teenage musical genius, producer & visionary was the first invited to join Bob, Peter & Bunny when his reputation and talent reached Bob's ears... We are so proud that Wya joined us in March 2017 for our UK tour... Keeping The Wailers music & message alive... His contribution to Reggae and the music industry on a whole will never be forgotten... We love you brother Wya and you shall never be forgotten, you are forever in our hearts... Once a Wailer, a Wailer forever...The Wailers