Joseph ‘Jo Mersa’ Marley, grandson of Bob Marley and son of Grammy-winning artist Stephen Marley, has died at 31-years-old.
Reggae artist, Joseph ‘Jo Mersa’ Marley, grandson of reggae legend Bob Marley and son of Grammy-winning artist Stephen Marley, has died. He was 31. Mersa’s death was first reported in a tweet by journalist Abka Fitz-Henley, who said that the 31-year-old was “found unresponsive in a vehicle” on Tuesday (December 27). Rolling Stone officially confirmed news of Mersa’s death.
Marley was found unresponsive in a vehicle.
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— Abka Fitz-Henley (@AbkaFitzHenley) December 27, 2022
Born in Kingston, Jamaica on March 12, 1991, Mersa moved to Miami at 11, where he attended Palmetto High School before enrolling at Miami Dade College, the latter where he studied studio engineering. Following in the footsteps of his father Stephen – one of Bob Marley’s eleven children – Mersa began to write music in middle school, later releasing song “My Girl” — a…