Bob Marley’s Grandson Joseph Jo Mersa Marley Dies At 31!
Stephen Marley’s son Joseph “Jo Mersa” Marley, Bob Marley’s grandson, died. He was 31.
On December 27, a publicist for the late reggae musician informed Rolling Stone of the information. The exact reason for death is currently unknown.
Marley was born in Kingston, Jamaica, on March 12, 1991. He made his musical debut in 2010 with the song “My Girl,” which he co-wrote with his cousin Daniel Bambaata Marley. He published “Bad So” in 2012, and his 2014 EP, “Comfortable,” featured it. In 2021, his “Eternal” debut album will be released.
This is truly sad news; sending strength to the Marley family at this time.
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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. pic.twitter.com/OsXQKYOKEi
— Andrew Holness (@AndrewHolnessJM) December 28, 2022
Marley reflected on his upbringing in a musical family in a Rolling Stone interview, saying, “Watching those individuals come around to the house and how the whole creative process would transpire was beautiful. When I got home, I would try to finish my homework, but I would always get sidetracked and wander over to the studio. You would constantly want to enter and exit to check on what was happening.
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Jo Mersa was determined to carve his path in the music business even though his grandfather was a legend.
He continued, “My objective is to develop something fresh with my origins. I am one of the new generations of Marleys, but I am still exploring.
When Did Jo Mersa Marley Make His Debut?
In 2014, Jo Mersa Marley made her debut by releasing the EP “Comfortable” on iTunes and Spotify. Additionally, he contributed to Morgan Heritage’s Grammy-winning CD Strictly Roots. Before going to Florida to attend Miami Palmetto Senior High School and Miami Dade College, Marley spent his formative years in Jamaica, where he attended Saints Peter and Paul Preparatory School (where he studied studio engineering). Marley passed away in Miami-Dade County, Florida, on December 27, 2022.