Joseph Jo Mersa Marley, the grandson of the late famous Jamaican reggae icon, Bob Marley, and son of Stephen Marley, has died at the age of 31.
The rising singer was found unresponsive in a vehicle at an undisclosed location in the United States on Tuesday.
According to the Florida radio station WZPP, Joseph Jo, who reportedly suffered from asthma his entire life, died of an asthma attack.
Joseph’s grandfather, Bob Marley, died of cancer in 1981 at the age of 36 and was survived by 11 children.
Andrew Holness, Jamaica's Prime Minister, said in a tweet that he was “deeply saddened” by news of the death and offered his condolences to Marley’s parents, Stephen and Kerry.
Also, Mark J. Golding, a Jamaican politician and the president of the People’s National Party, mourned Jo’s death on social media.
In a tweet, he said, “I’ve just learned of the tragic loss of Joseph “Jo Mersa” Marley." A talented young reggae artiste, son of Stephen Marley & grandson of Bob Marley at only 31 yrs old. "My condolences to Stephen and the entire family.”
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