Tributes poured in as yesterday marked 37 years of Bob Marley’s death

Friday, 11 May 2018 marked the 37th anniversary of the death of legendary reggae artiste, Bob Marley, who died at the age of 36 from cancer.

Bob Marley was born by Robert Nesta Marley on 6th February, 1945 in a small hamlet of Jamaica.

He however, moved to the slums of Trench town in Kingston where he started his music in the 1960s and rose to become one of the most revered artistes of all time.

Bob Marley

He, single-handed, put reggae music and Jamaican culture on the global map and at the height of his fame in the late 1970s had enriched the original roots rhythms with elements of other genres, notably rock and soul.

Even in death, his influence is still being felt and fetches revenue for his family.

According to Forbes magazine, the Marley brand raked in $23m (N8.2bn) in earnings in 2017, making Bob Marley the fifth top-earning dead celebrity.

Among The many tweets, videos and images that poured out in honour of Bob, a Twitter user @Essence writes: “On this day, 37 years ago, we lost an icon. Today, we lift up the life and legacy of Bob Marley. Rest in power, King. #RIP #BobMarley”


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