Bob Marley’s grandson Jo Mersa Marley passed away at the age of 31
Jamaican-American reggae artist Joseph “Jo Mersa” Marley the grandson of the legendary Bob Marley and the son of the eight-time Grammy winner Stephen Marley passed away at the age of 31. According to the reports, the artist was found unresponsive in his vehicle on Tuesday morning December 27. The reports further concluded that the young Marley “passed away unexpectedly from an asthma attack”. Marley has reportedly suffered from asthma all his life and the Florida radio station WZPP also claimed he died of an asthma attack.
For those who don’t know, the artist was born on March 12, 1991, and Marley rose to fame with his 2016 single ‘Burn It Down’. Later the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist released a debut album, ‘Eternal’, in 2021.
Expressing his emotions about Marley’s death, Olivia Grange, Jamaica’s minister of culture, gender, entertainment, and sport penned a caption on Twitter saying, “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.”