Bob Marley’s Grandson Jo Mersa Marley died at age 31. He was a musician, who is the grandson of Bob Marley and son of Stephen Marley.
Jo Mersa who was known as Jo Mersa Marley is the son of Stephen Marley and grandson of Bob Marley, has died at age 31. A rep for the late musician confirmed to Rolling Stone on Dec. 27.
Directly following his passing, well-known people have voiced accolades for the Jamaican-conceived artist and the legacy he has abandoned — one that was wealthy in music.
Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness wrote in a Dec. 27 tweet “My heartfelt sympathies to Joseph’s friends and associates and to the Reggae music fraternity and fans everywhere,”. “His untimely passing at the young age of 31y.o. is a huge loss to the music as we look to the next generation.”
Holness also added in a follow-up message, “May he find Eternal Peace as we mourn his loss during this season of goodwill when we celebrate with family and friends our love for each other.”
Jo Mersa Marley’s Causes of Death
Golding wrote on Twitter on Dec. 27 “A talented young reggae artiste, son of Stephen Marley & grandson of Bob Marley at only 31 yrs old,”. He also tweeted on Twitter “The loss of a child is a devastating blow no parent should face, my condolences to Stephen & the entire family.”
The cause of death has not been revealed.
Having been brought into the world in the Marley family Jo Mersa was no odder to music from an exceptionally youthful age. Back in 2014, he was raised in front of an audience at Song Creators shows to help with playing out the hit “Look Who’s Dancing.”
Jo Mersa Marley told Rolling Stone in 2014 “We would get up on stage with my brothers and sisters,”. Also said, “and there was a certain time where they would just give us the mic and we’d do our certain favorite part of the song.”
Also, it wouldn’t be long until Jo Mersa Marley was putting out his own tracks. In 2014, he delivered his presentation EP “Comfortable,” which, as per Drifter, highlights dancehall, R&B, and EDM sounds.
The undertaking was a result of the way that while Jo Mersa Marley was basically reggae sovereignty, he was hoping to investigate music.
He told Rolling Stone in 2014 “I am one of the new generations of Marleys, but I am still experimenting at the same time,”. Also said, “My plan is to do something new with my roots.”