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The charismatic, beloved Jamaican singer who introduced reggae infused with Rastafarian themes died from a cancerous brain tumor on May 11, 1981, in Miami, Florida. He was only 36 years old.

Born on February 6, 1945, to an English father and a Jamaican mother, Robert Nesta Marley grew up in Trenchtown, an impoverished yet comfortable community near Kingston. Along with Peter Tosh, Bunny Livingston, and a few others, Marley went on to form the Wailers in 1964. By the '70s, the group was an international success.

The first indication that something was amiss with Marley's health came in May of 1977. While on tour in France, Marley re-injured a right toe during a soccer game. The injury refused to heal and instead quickly worsened -- the entire nail came off and doctors recommended amputation. Citing religious beliefs, a limping Marley refused the surgery and gamely continued on tour. Later that summer, Marley finally allowed an orthopedic surgeon to perform a skin graft on the toe, and the procedure was deemed "a success."

In September of 1980, a weakened Marley almost fainted onstage while performing in New York. The next day, he collapsed while jogging in Central Park. Marley was diagnosed with a brain tumor (a result of the untreated cancer in his toe) and given less than a month to live. Despite the grim news, Marley played one final show in Pittsburgh before being flown to Miami. There doctors verified that the singer had cancer in the brain, lung, and stomach. Eight months later, Marley passed away.

RIP BOB MARLEY

ONE LOVE

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Legend. / sorry i didn't mean to neg, i can't undo...! damn neg button so close to pos button. :ghost:

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dunno why I assumed he was assassinated

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Guest Esquilax

f*ck, didn't know his cancer was that aggressive near the end, knew it stemmed from the toe though

Great man

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RIP

think this has to be my favourite tune of his

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dunno why I assumed he was assassinated

some say CIA

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Guest WAVESURFER

R.I.P.

One of the greatest half-white Reggae singers of all time.

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Guest WAVESURFER

Wipe that look off your face, you jackass. Name me 2 better half-white reggae singers than Bob Marley or STFU.

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i think its more of the fact that you HAD to mention he's half white

on some DONT FORGET GUISE HAHAHA

just saying

dont want know trouble

one love

one people

peace and harmony

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