Joseph “Joe Mersa” Marley, Stephen Marley’s son and grandson Bob Marley, Died. He was 31 years old.
A representative for the late reggae artist confirmed the news to Rolling Stone on December 27th. Details of the cause of death are not clear at this moment.
Marley was born on March 12, 1991 in Kingston, Jamaica. He made his debut with “My Girl” in 2010 where he collaborated with his cousin, Daniel Bambaata Marley. In 2012, he released the song “Bad So,” which was included on his EP titled “Comfortable” in 2014. His debut album titled “Eternal” was released in 2021.
In an interview with Rolling StoneMarley spoke about growing up in a family of musicians saying, “It was such a magical thing, seeing these people come home and how the whole work process would happen. I’d come home and try to do my homework, but end up getting distracted and peeking in the studio.” You always wanted to run and run out to see what was going on.”
Even though his grandfather was a legend in music, Joe Marsa was determined to pave his own path in the industry.
“I’m one of the new generation of Marleys, but I’m still experimenting at the same time,” he added. “My plan is to do something new with my roots.”
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