The veteran guitarist suffered a heart attack at home and later died at the Medical Associates Hospital in Kingston on Tuesday.
Bo Pee started his career in the mid-1970’s, first recording at Channel One studio. He then became a member of noted bands such as Lloyd Parks and We The People, 809 and the Firehouse Crew, touring with artistes such as Dennis Brown, Ziggy Marley, and Luciano.
Lloyd Parks, founder and leader of the legendary Lloyd Parks and The We The Band band, said Bo Pee was an innovative musician who will be sadly missed.
Meanwhile, veteran radio Broadcaster Bob Clarke says it’s a sad day for reggae.
Entertainer Prophecy speaks with Music News from Bo Pee’s home in Kingston.
Meanwhile, tributes continue to flood social media platforms.
On Facebook, Junior Tucker said, “RIP Musical Soldier Winston Bo Pee Bowen. A Soul that was full of Joy. I have no memory of you ever being sad or down. Always evenly full of Joy and being calm. Thanks for the memories praying for your family.”
While on Instagram, producer and musician Lenky Marsden said, “RIP Winston Bo Pee Bowen. You will be greatly missed. You left a tremendous legacy in the music industry as a guitarist and a person.”
In recent years, Bowen recorded and toured with the Inna Di Yard group and was a member of U Roy’s band.
Guitarist Winston “Bo Pee” Bowen was a stalwart musician who worked with reggae music’s elite artistes.