Bob Marley's grandson, Joseph 'Jo' Mersa Marley has passed away at age 31.
According to reports, the reggae singer passed from asthma-related conditions, as reported on TMZ. Marley was reported “unresponsive in his vehicle” this past Tuesday (Dec. 27).
Jo was a musician like his grandfather. He released his debut EP in 2014, titled Comfortable and later dropped his second project Eternal in 2021.
In an interview before his passing, Jo Mersa spoke about his family. He says, “F=family-wise, you would hear memories from my father or from our uncles, you would see them posting pictures or even just speaking to us in an environment talking about ‘I remember when Daddy did this or when he came from Africa or when Daddy did this interview or when he was in Italy,’” he shared. “So, we always hear those reflections, speaking about those things, about the role that he played not only as family member and father, but also in the world and the impact he had on the Reggae community and the Reggae culture, the roots, bringing forward the message of Rastafari and love, over all love.”
An official cause of death has not been confirmed as of yet. His friends, family and loved ones are in our thoughts in prayers at this time. May he rest peacefully.