Jo Mersa Marley, grandson of reggae legend Bob Marley, dead at 31: reports

Joseph “Jo Mersa” Marley, son of musician Stephen Marley and grandson of reggae legend Bob Marley, is believed to have died. He was 31 years old.

The Jamaican American reggae artist was reportedly found unconscious in a vehicle, according to a first tweet by journalist Abka Fitz-Henley tuesday.

South Florida radio station WZPP posted on Instagram that it had confirmed the death of Jo Mersa and said he died of an asthma attack, although she did not specified the place where it happened. He noted that the singer leaves behind a wife and a daughter.

The Post has contacted representatives for Jo Mersa for comment.

Her grandfather, who died aged 36 in 1981, was a pioneer of the reggae movement and known for songs such as “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright”, “Get Up, Stand Up”, “Is This Love”, “I Shot the Sheriff”, “”No Woman, No Scream” and more.

Bob Marley died in 1981 of melanoma at just 36 years old. He had 11 children with seven different women.

Stephen Marley also has a daughter, Mystic Marley, who is also a musician.

Jo Mersa spent her early years in Jamaica before moving to Florida in high school. He studied studio engineering at Miami Dade College, according to a 2014 Jamaica Observer article.

He released an EP, “Comfortable”, in 2014 which included the title track.

In a 2021 interview with the Jamaica Gleaner, scheduled for her second EP “Eternal” β€” which featured Melii, Black-Am-I, Busy Signal and Kabaka Pyramid β€” Jo Mersa opened up about her songwriting prowess.

“Honestly, it depends on the vibe because sometimes you’ll have a melody or an idea, like a whole melody is in your head but no beat, and other times you’ve got a beat and no melody. “, did he declare. β€œIt’s for me, of course. I can’t speak for everyone. Some songs I’m able to finish overnight, and some take longer.

Jo Mersa Marley visits PKB 29’s “Good Day” at PKB 29 Studio on April 9, 2015 in Philadelphia.
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Jo Mersa Marley performs onstage during the Caribbean Village Festival at the Miramar Regional Park Amphitheater on June 23, 2019 in Miramar, Florida.
Jo Mersa Marley performs onstage during the Caribbean Village Festival at the Miramar Regional Park Amphitheater on June 23, 2019 in Miramar, Florida.
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