Death Date

He died on May 11, 1981, due to Melanoma, a type of skin cancer. Shortly after his death, he was buried in his hometown of Nine Mile, Jamaica at the Bob Marley Mausoleum.better community through the unity that music brings.1

There was no investigation into his death given that it was clearly of natural causes. That, of course, didn’t keep his name out of the news. Following his death, he was the full story of a Rolling Stones Magazine and was the subject of every news outlet.

Not only was his name everywhere, but thousands of people showed up to his memorial service, while thousands more lined the streets. His funeral was held at Kingston’s National Arena, with the Prime Minister of Jamaica, and the opposition reading lessons. His funeral was also a mix of pop and religious music, fit for him.

His death had such an impact that an important budget debate in Jamaica was postponed a week to allow the impact of his death and the funeral to be held. And while he continues to be an inspiration today, especially amongst the youth culture, there is conspiracy surrounding his death.2Bob Marley has become an icon in the modern world, with his reggae music and Jamaican vibes still being spread across the world today. While this man clearly needs little introduction he is one of the best performers in history.
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