The Reggae community mourning the death of JOSEPH Marley, professionally known as Jo Mersa Marley, who was the eldest son of Stephen Marley and the grandson of legendary Reggae hero Bob Marley has unexpectedly died at the age of 31years on Tuesday, December 27th, 2022. A spokesman for him confirmed his passing to Rolling Stone and expressed heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family.
Keep reading to know more about the grandson of legendary artist Bob Marley, Jo Mersa, including who he was, what happened to him, how he died, what was the cause of his death, tributes for him, and many more!
Who Was Jo Mersa Marley?
JOSEPH Marley was born in Kingston, Jamaica, on March 12, 1991. When Jo was 11 years old, he shifted to Miami. Jo Mersa spent his early life in Jamaica before moving to Florida. In 2010, he began his musical career with the song “My Girl,” a joint effort with his cousin Daniel Bambaata Marley. The Jamaica Observer reported in 2014 that his major at Miami Dade College was studio engineering.
In 2014, he released Comfortable, his debut EP. Jo Mersa’s debut album titled, Eternal was released in 2021. Last year, he also released six singles from his second album, Eternal, with artists including Melii, Black-Am-I, Busy Signal, and Kabaka Pyramid. Jo Mersa will eventually work on songs with musicians including Farruko, Jesse Royal, and his father, Stephen. Also, fellow Jamaican reggae musicians Wayne Marshall and Jemere Morgan appeared on his CD.
Jo Mersa was determined to carve his own path in the music industry despite the fact that his grandfather was a legend. Once in an interview, Jo said,” My main goal is to use my background to create something new. I am one of the new generations of Marleys, but I am still exploring”.
How Did Jo Mersa Marley Die? Cause of Death Explained
On Tuesday, December 27th, 2022, the famous Reggae artist Bob Marley’s grandson Jo Mersa Marley unexpectedly passed away at the age of 31, the global music streaming service TIDAL says. According to a tweet on Tuesday by Jamaican journalist Abka Fitz-Henley, Jo Mersa was discovered unconscious inside his car.
Although there has been no official announcement of the cause of his death, South Florida radio station WZPP stated on Instagram that they had received confirmation of his passing and that Jo Mersa Marley had died from an asthma attack.
His death’s exact place and circumstances are unknown at the time of writing. Additionally, no one disclosed anything about Jo Mersa’s funeral arrangements to the general public. Everyone has been impacted by JOSEPH Marley’s untimely passing they remember him and share tributes and sympathies for him on social media.
Tributes for Jo Mersa Marley
Andrew Holness, the prime minister of Jamaica, expressed his sincere condolences to Joseph’s friends, colleagues, the reggae music community, and fans worldwide. As we look to the next generation, his untimely death at the young age of 31 is a big loss to music.
Olivia Grange is deeply saddened byJo Mersa’s passing, she tweeted,
Mark J. Golding, President of the PNP, tears out and reacted on his untimely demise, saying
We are also shocked to our core by Jo Mersa Marley’s passing and we wish our deepest condolence to the whole family. May the almighty let Jo’s soul rest in peace. Comment down your thoughts and prayers for his family and you can keep visiting our website to read more latest news articles.