Big Sugar Bassist Garry Lowe Dies at 65

Bassist died after two-year battle with cancer

The music community is once again in mourning after the loss of Big Sugar bass player Garry Lowe. Lowe died Saturday, July 7th after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 65.

Garry Lowe was born in Kingston, Jamaica and moved to Canada in his early twenties to play with reggae artist Jackie Mitto. Nearly 20 years later Lowe joined Big Sugar in 1994, recording on some of the band’s most celebrated albums.

“We lost our dear brother and sweet friend Garry” the band wrote in a statement. “He was my greatest musical collaborator, our wisest elder. We were blessed to be on life’s journey together,” bandmate Gordie Johnson added.

“We were blessed to know him and share his music. Please remember Garry Lowe in all your thoughts and prayers. Rally round the Lion.”