With a heavy heart, we share the news that Jo Mersa Marley, the grandson of legendary reggae artist Bob Marley, died at age 31. Jo Mersa Marley was a gifted musician, carrying on his grandfather’s legacy uniquely. He passed away on December 27, 2022.
Jo Mersa Marley started his music in the early 2000s, working with his uncles and cousins in the Marley family band. He quickly established a unique style and sound that showcased his reggae influences while expanding on them to create something fresh. Marley released two solo projects, “Comfortable” and “Uncomfortable,” and was an accomplished live performer, playing concerts in both the US and Jamaica.
Throughout his career, Jo Mersa Marley honed in on what made his grandfather so beloved by millions worldwide. He embraced the positivity, activism, and spirituality of Bob Marley’s music while also bringing in a contemporary feel that helped build a bridge between the old and the new. His profound love and admiration for his grandfather were evident in every song and lived show, and we will remember him for his timeless impact on the reggae community.
The world has lost a seminal artist Jo Mersa Marley, and the music community is mourning this immense loss. As we reflect on this tragedy, it’s important to take a moment to celebrate this remarkable individual’s life and legacy and continue to play his music for generations to come. Rest in peace, Jo Mersa Marley.
Today we are deeply saddened to share the news that Bob Marley’s grandson, Jo Mersa Marley, passed away at age 31. How he died was not released at the time of our writing, but this tragedy has already cast a heavy pall on the family and many listeners of Marley’s music worldwide.
edJo Mersa Marley was the son of Stephen Marley and half-brother to Ziggy, Damian, and Julian Marley. He was a talented reggae artist in his own right and had been releasing music since 2015. His debut album, Comfortable, was released in 2017 to much acclaim and was a testament to his skill at blending traditional reggae with modern influences.
It is undoubtedly difficult for the Marley family and Jo’s loved ones. Despite this tragedy, it is important to take a moment to celebrate the life and legacy of this remarkable individual. Yes, he has left us; however, his music will live on as a testament to his talent and dedication to his craft.
We send our deepest condolences to the Marley family during this terrible time. His passion for music inspired many, and we will remember him for generations. May Jo Mersa Marley rest in peace.
We receive the news of Jo Mersa Marley’s passing with deep sadness. As the grandson of reggae legend Bob Marley, Jo Mersa had been a part of the music world since childhood— fans everywhere have been inspired by his grace and courage while facing this tragedy.
Since the Marley family and fans are grieving, we take this moment to celebrate the life and legacy of Jo Mersa Marley. At 31 years of age, he was an accomplished songwriter and producer, creating a unique, soulful sound and style that blended many influences.
He was also an inspiration for many, and his influence reached far beyond the music industry. His humility and strength in the face of his struggles have touched and moved people worldwide.
It’s a tragedy that someone so young and filled with potential has passed away, leaving behind a family and a host of fans who will remember him and his music for many years.
Our hearts go out to the Marley family as they experience this terrible loss. We can only hope that the incredible music Jo Mersa Marley created will remain with us and remind us of the courage and strength he demonstrated in his life. May he rest in peace.
With a heavy heart, the world mourns the passing of the beloved Bob Marley’s grandson, Jo Mersa Marley, who tragically passed away at age 31. Jo Mersa Marley was a remarkable individual who had a promising and prolific career as a reggae artist. His music was vital to the reggae and reggae fusion scene and greatly influenced many.
It is a tragedy that the world must cope with the loss of such a talented individual. While we can only hope that the incredible music Jo Mersa Marley created will remain with us and remind us of the courage and strength, he demonstrated in his life.
As we remember Jo Mersa Marley, it’s important to take a moment to celebrate this remarkable individual’s life and legacy and continue to play his music for generations to come. His music was uplifting and inspiring, spreading positive vibes and messages. His spirit and courage will remain with us in the music he made and in the memories he left behind.
At this difficult time, we offer our sincerest condolences to the Marley family and those close to Jo Mersa Marley. May he rest in peace.