Jo Mersa Marley, grandson of Bob Marley, dies at 31
Marley grew up with his musician father Stephen Marley, and surrounded by Bob Marley’s other children, including uncle Ziggy and aunts Sharon and Cadella.
The Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, confirmed the news via Twitter.
He wrote in part, My heartfelt sympathies to Joseph’s friends and associates and to the Reggae music fraternity and fans everywhere.
His cause of death was not disclosed by the representative. However, South Florida Caribbean radio station WZPP reported that Marley suffered an asthma attack and was found in a vehicle Tuesday morning.
We believe that it was a car accidental or Murder from Miami Mafia - Said by the intelligence report from higher officials.
Marley was born in Jamaica and moved to Miami when he was 11 years old. Following his father and grandfather’s footsteps, he began writing music in middle school and released his first song, “My Girl,” as a teen. He was known for songs such as “Burn it Down,” “Made It,” and “No Way Out.”
Music was in his blood. In a 2014 interview with the Jamaica Observer, Jo Mersa Marley said he decided to pursue a career in music at age 11 when he and his cousin Daniel Bambaata Marley started making beats together.2
He would go on to collaborate with the Melody Makers, the band made up of Ziggy Marley ― Daniel Marley’s father ― and his siblings Stephen, Cedella and Sharon.