Bob Marley’s grandson, Joseph ‘Mersa’ Marley, has reportedly died at the age of 31.
Political figures in Jamaica paid tribute to the musician, whose father is Bob’s son Stephen Marley, after reports emerged claiming Joseph died in Florida on Tuesday morning.
South Florida radio station WZPP RADIO was among the first to report the news and claimed Joseph was found unresponsive in a vehicle.
However, a cause of death has not been confirmed.
Jamaica’s Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Honorable Olivia Grange, led tributes for Joseph and tweeted: ‘I am deeply saddened by the news that artiste Joseph Marley, son of Reggae star, Stephen Marley and grand son of Reggae super star, Bob Marley has died.
‘We were graced by Joseph,whose stage name was Jo Mersa, performing at our Jamaica 60 Launch in Miramar, Florida, USA in May.
‘I extend my deepest condolences to Stephen, Jo’s mom, Kerry, the Marleys and other family members. My heartfelt sympathies to Joseph’s friends and associates and to the Reggae music fraternity and fans everywhere.’
Joseph’s grandfather, reggae legend Bob, died in 1981 at the age of 36 following a battle with cancer.
Joseph is survived by a wife and daughter.
Metro.co.uk has reached out to Joseph’s reps for comment.
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