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Jo Mersa Marley Died: Grandson Of Bob Marley Died At The Age 31

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A spokesman for the musician told the entertainment publication Rolling Stone on December 27 that Jo Mersa Marley had passed away, albeit the exact cause of death is yet unknown.

Who Was Joe Mersa Marley?

The grandson of Bob Marley and the son of Stephen Marley, Joseph “Jo Mersa” Marley passed away at the age of 31. A representative for the musician verified the information to the entertainment publication Rolling Stone on Wednesday, December 27. 2010 saw the release of “My Girl,” a song that Jo Mersa Marley and his cousin Daniel Bambaata Marley co-wrote. Two years later, he released “Bad So,” which was featured in his “Comfortable” EP from 2014.

With his father, his uncle Ziggy Marley, and his aunts Cedella Marley and Sharon Marley, Jo supposedly made his stage debut when he was four years old. He apparently attended Miami Dade College to study studio engineering.

Cause Of Death Of Jo Mersa Marley

The exact reason of death is currently unknown. Journalist Abka Fitz-Henley said that the musician was discovered unconscious in a car on Tuesday. The radio station WZPP in South Florida reportedly has proof that Marley passed away suddenly after a heart attack.

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A List Of Jo Mersa Marley’s Ancestors

Jo is the child of Stephen Marley, son of legendary reggae musician Bob Marley. The reggae movement’s founder, Jo’s grandfather, produced a number of well-known songs, including Everything’s Gonna Be Alright, Get Up, Stand Up, and Is This Love. At the age of 36, Bob Marley passed away in 1981 from melanoma. The singer gave birth to 11 kids with seven different women.

Reggae Music

The late 1960s saw the start of the Jamaican music genre known as reggae. Contemporary popular music from Jamaica and its diaspora is also included under this umbrella category. While the term “reggae” is occasionally used to refer to all popular dance music from Jamaica, it actually more appropriately describes a particular musical genre that originated by traditional mento.


1. Who was Jo Mersa Marley?

A. He was the the son of Stephen Marley and the grandson of Bob Marley.

2. Where did he from?

A. Jamaica

3. How old was Jo Mersa Marley?

A. 31 years old

4. How did Jo Mersa Marley died?

A. Not known

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