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Breaking news: Bob Marley’s grandson dies, age 31



Reggae music icon Bob Marley’s grandson has passed on at just age 31.

According to reports,the Jamaican-American reggae artist Joseph Mersa Marley passed away after he was found unresponsive in a vehicle in the US.

Jamaica’s Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Honorable Olivia Grange, led tributes for Joseph and tweeted: ‘I am deeply saddened by the news that artiste Joseph Marley, son of Reggae star, Stephen Marley and grand son of Reggae super star, Bob Marley has died.

‘We were graced by Joseph,whose stage name was Jo Mersa, performing at our Jamaica 60 Launch in Miramar, Florida, USA in May.

‘I extend my deepest condolences to Stephen, Jo’s mom, Kerry, the Marleys and other family members. My heartfelt sympathies to Joseph’s friends and associates and to the Reggae music fraternity and fans everywhere.’

She added: ‘His untimely passing at the young age of 31y.o. is a huge loss to the music as we look to the next generation. May he find Eternal Peace as we mourn his loss during this season of goodwill when we celebrate with family and friends our love for each other.’

He is the grandson of musician iconic reggae musician Bob Marley and son of Stephen Marley

Joseph’s grandfather, reggae legend Bob, died in 1981 at the age of 36 following a battle with cancer.

Joseph is survived by a wife and daughter.

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