Joseph Marley, grandson to legend Bob Marley is dead. Joseph is the son of eight-time Grammy Award winner Stephen Marley.
On Tuesday, December 27th Joseph Marley was found unresponsive in his vehicle. The musician reportedly died from an unexpected asthma attack.
Since the news broke out, his untimely death has rocked many fans and peers alike. Olivia Grange, minister of culture took to social media to express her shock at his passing.
She wrote, “I am deeply saddened by the news that artiste Joseph Marley, son of Reggae star, Stephen Marley and grandson of Reggae superstar, Bob Marley has died.
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. pic.twitter.com/6DyHkYcNsI
— Hon.Olivia Grange (@Babsy_grange) December 27, 2022
Joseph Marley was born into a family filled with talented musicians. But, the multi-instrumentalist strived in paving his own path in reggae music. While his family is pretty popular, Jo recognized that the weight of their name is immense.
He previously shared that Bob Marley had a great impact on Reggae. However, he noted that it’s time to “add [his] works” to the legacy.
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In a previous interview, Joseph Marley noted that he is “one of the Marleys” but is still experimenting with his own sound in the music world.
He said, “I am one of the new generation of Marleys, but I am still experimenting at the same time. My plan is to do something new with my roots.”
Thus far, Joseph Marley was born on the 12th of March in 1991. The artist’s place of birth is Kingston, Jamaica. Jo first came to prominence in 2016 with his single titled “Burn It Down” with his brother Yohan.
In 2020, Joseph released a track titled Nothing’s “Gonna Harm You”. It was dedicated to his daughter. He added that the track was a reminder to his daughter that he will always protect her. As it is his responsibility as a father.
The singer released his first EP titled “Comfortable” in 2014. Later, he released his debut album titled “Eternal” in 2021. Apart from his many other relatives, Jo is survived by his wife and daughter.
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