(WINDSOR, ON) – The bassist of the rock/reggae band Big Sugar, Garry Lowe, died Saturday morning after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 65.
“We lost our dear brother and sweet friend Garry this morning. He was my greatest musical collaborator, our wisest elder. We were blessed to be on life’s journey together,” said Big Sugar leader Gordie Johnson in a statement. “We were blessed to know him and share his music. Please remember Garry Lowe in all your thoughts and prayers. Rally round the Lion.”
Lowe was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and came to Canada in 1976. He joined Big Sugar in 1994 after years of playing with reggae legend Jackie Mittoo.