Joseph “Jo Mersa” Marley, Bob Marley’s Grandson, Dies at 31 | arts and culture

Jo Mersa Marley, son of Stephen Marley and grandson of Bob Marley, was found dead in a vehicle. According to the first reports, the cause of death would have been an asthma attack.

Jamaican-American singer dies at 31 Joseph “Jo Mersa” Marleyson of the musician Stephen Marley and grandson of the reggae legend Bob Marley.

According to the first information, the artist, who also cultivated a career in reggae, was found unconscious in a vehicle in Florida, USA.

According to the local radio station WZPP, the death would have been caused by a asthma attack, in a place not yet specified. The same medium detailed that Marley left a widow and a daughter.

The untimely death is linked to the death of his grandfather, Bob Marley, who also died at an early age: in his case, just 36 years old.

Jo Mersa was the son of the singer-songwriter Stephen Marley and brother of Mystic Marley, who also devoted himself to music. He was also a nephew of Ziggy Marley and the businessman Rohan Marley.

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Jo Mersa settled in Florida, studying engineering at Miami Dade College before focusing on music. In 2014, she released her first EP, “Comfortable”generating different expectations.

Then in 2021, he released his second EP, “Eternal”which featured Melii, Black-Am-I, Busy Signal y Kabaka Pyramid as collaborators.

In an article by Jamaica Gleane, quoted by New York Postthe singer shared part of his creative process: “In all honesty, it depends on the vibe, because sometimes you have a melody or an idea, a whole melody in your head but no rhythm, and other times, you have a rhythm and there is no rhythm. melody”.

In the same interview, Marley referred to the legacy of his grandfather and father, who were always a reference: “My father has created a legacy by publishing songs with meaning. That is something that I have to comply with, ”she acknowledged.

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