For Immediate Release: KINGSTON Jamaica
Joseph “Jo Mersa” Marley, the iconic reggae singer Bob Marley’s grandson, and son of Stephen Marley was discovered dead in the US on Tuesday.
RasTafari TV Network sends our deepest condolences to the Marley family. The passing of someone we love is never easy and can be a very difficult and emotional experience. Please know that you are not alone in your grief. We ask members of the media to allow the family to take the time they need to process their feelings and find ways to cope with their mourning. As it is customary in Ethiopia, we mourn together as a community. Our prayers, love, and support are with you during this difficult time.
Joseph “Jo Mersa” Marley was born on March 12, 1991, in Kingston, Jamaica. He was a Jamaican American reggae artist. According to reports, Marley had asthma. Jo Mersa was discovered unconscious inside a car. The 31-year-old musician was well-known for songs including “Burn it Down,” “Made It,” and “No Way Out.” When word of his passing spread, social media erupted with condolences, Mark Golding, the leader of the opposition, referred to Jo Mersa Marley’s passing as “tragic” and hailed him as “a terrific young reggae star.” “No parent is ever prepared for the tragic shock of losing a child,” Golding stated. “I express my condolences to Stephen and the entire Marley family.” May he rest in peace forever.
Walshy Fire, a producer, and DJ, said about Jo Mersa: “Her talent and intelligence were insane. Thank you, King. I am really happy I worked with you. The sister of Marley’s uncle Damian Marley, Leah Tavares-Finson, said, “Rest easy my sweet nephew,” along with sobbing emojis.