Bob Marley’s Grandson Joseph Mersa Marley Dies

Reggae artist Joseph Mersa Marley, 31-year-old grandson of legendary artist Bob Marley, died at the age of 31 from an asthma attack.

Jamaican-American reggae artist Joseph Mersa Marley was found motionless in his car this past Tuesday morning.


The singer’s death was first reported by Jamaican broadcast reporter Abka Fitz-Henley. It turned out that the artist, whose stage name is Jo Mersa, has struggled with asthma throughout his life.


The young musician was known for integrating traditional reggae with modern rhythms and musical styles. Throughout his career, Marley has held to his family’s legacy. After the young musician’s death, famous names such as Major Lazer’s DJ Walshy Fire wrote the messages “Jah knows. His talent and intelligence was crazy. I love you king. I’m so glad to work with you” under Marley’s sonym.


“Reggae” is a genre of music unique to Jamaica. It is said to get its rhythm from the heartbeat. Also known as Jamaican rock. While it was a music made with analogue means in the 1970s, it has moved towards a digital sound in direct proportion to the technological developments of the period since the mid-1980s. It contains themes such as faith, love, peace, poverty and inequalities. It has gained popularity in the world since the 1970s. Legendary artist Bob Marley made reggae known worldwide.

Ece Nagihan

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