How Did Bob Marley Die?


The music legend, Bob Marley had a very different task at hand that is to spread the music of his land, reggae all around the world.

The Redemption Song writer had his music as a mix of early ska, rock steady, and reggae, which influenced the world to switch its taste in music.

It was in 1977 that Marley was diagnosed with acral lentiginous melanoma. This is a form of skin cancer. It had started to spread from under a nail of his toe.

In 1977. he had a foot injury while playing football which got worse with time. When the doctors discovered that it was cancer, they suggested amputating his toe.

The Jamming singer is a follower of the Rastafarian faith. It was considered a sin to remove any part of their body that the followers worshipped as a temple to be removed.

Instead, Marley had agreed to a skin graft. However, this did not work effectively and cancer spread throughout his body by 1980.

The artist had his final concert in Pittsburgh in September 1980. While on this tour, the singer was jogging through Central Park when he collapsed and fell.

On his flight back to Jamaica after a failed diet-based treatment, Marley’s condition worsened and he was rushed to the hospital on arrival in Maimi. He died on May 11, 1981.

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