Tragic reggae star Peter Tosh was honoured in his native Jamaica on Monday (15Oct12) for his outstanding contributions to music.

Tosh was shot dead at his home in 1987, but his legacy has lived on and to mark the 25th anniversary of his murder, he was celebrated posthumously during a national awards ceremony in Kingston.

The musician's daughter Niambe picked up the posthumous Order of Merit honour on behalf of her father - four days before what would have been his 68th birthday (19Oct12).

The medal is the country's third-highest honour, according to the Associated Press.