Bob Marley's reggae artist grandson Jo Mersa dies aged 31

[28-12-2022 11:43 AM]

Ammon News - Bob Marley's musician grandson has died aged 31.

Joseph Marley, who performed under the stage name Jo Mersa, was found unresponsive in a vehicle, according to Jamaican journalist Abka Fitz-Henley. He is believed to have died in the US on Tuesday, but further details are yet to be revealed.

A representative for the Jamaican-American reggae star confirmed the death to Rolling Stone, though no cause of death was given.

He leaves behind a wife and daughter.

Joseph was the eldest son of Stephen Marley, an eight-time Grammy-winning reggae singer. Born in Jamaica in 1992, Joseph moved to Miami with his family aged 11. Growing up, he said he was surrounded by music and his family’s reggae legacy.

Joseph, a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, released his first song My Girl in 2010, and in 2014 he released his debut solo EP Comfortable. He came to further prominence in 2016 for his single Burn It Down, featuring his brother Yohan, the same year he joined his father on Revelation Party.

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