Last Updated: December 28, 2022, 11:48 IST
Los Angeles: Reggae artist Joseph ‘Jo Mersa’ Marley, son of Stephen Marley and grandson of Bob Marley, has died at the age of 31. A representative for the musician confirmed the news to the entertainment magazine Rolling Stone on December 27. Details of the cause of death are unclear at this moment.
Born on March 12, 1991, in Kingston, Jamaica, Jo Mersa Marley made his debut with “My Girl” in 2010 where he collaborated with his cousin Daniel Bambaata Marley. Two years later, he released “Bad So” which was included in his 2014 EP titled ‘Comfortable’ in 2014.
Jo Mersa Marley released his debut album titled ‘Eternal’ in 2021. In a previous interview with Rolling Stone, the late artist had talked about carving his own niche in the industry. “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,” he had said.
Mersa spent most of his early life in Jamaica before he moved to Florida for higher studies. Via The Post, according to Jamaica Observer, he studied studio engineering at Miami Dade College.
Speaking about music making, Mersa once told the Jamaica Gleaner, “In all honesty, it depends on the vibe because sometimes you will have a tune or idea, like a whole tune is in your head but no beat, and other times, you have a beat and no tune. That’s for me, of course. I can’t speak for everyone. Some songs I am able to finish in a night, and some take longer.”
His grandfather Bob Marley was a great contributor to Raggae music. He died in 1981, at the age of 36.
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