Winston “Peter Tosh” McIntosh, a.k.a. reggae’s Stepping Razor, came the hardest and, less fortunately, proved to be the most didactic. Once the world heard “The Tosh,” Jamaica transformed from a vacation paradise for the wealthy into a mecca for the disenfranchised. His urgent baritone bore a threat of danger, sharpening Bunny’s and Bob’s sufferahs’ dreams and Rastafarian plaints into lessons for heathens and militant demands aimed at “downpressors.” – Rolling Stone
On September 11, 1987, after returning from the United States where he won a Grammy for Best Reggae Performance for No Nuclear War, Tosh was in his house waiting for friends to come celebrate his arrival. That party never happened though, as the 42-year-old Tosh was murdered during a botched home invasion robbery.
Peter Tosh was one of the true icons of reggae music.