Grandson of legendary reggae singer Bob Marley, Joseph ‘Jo Mersa’ Marley was found dead in the United States on Tuesday.
Jo Mersa, the son of Stephen Marley, was reportedly found unresponsive in a motor vehicle. He also reportedly suffered from asthma during his life, the same outlet reported.
The 31-year-old was known for songs such as ‘Burn it Down’, ‘Made It’, and ‘No Way Out’.
Born into reggae music royalty, Joseph Mersa Marley was the grandson of Bob Marley and son of Stephen Marley, whose impact on the genre and the music industry as a whole has spanned decades. Other notable members of the Marley family include Ziggy, Sharon and Cedella Marley
News of his death triggered an outpouring of tributes on social media.
Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness took to Twitter to express his heartfelt condolences. “I’ve just learned of the tragic loss of Joseph ‘Jo Mersa’ Marley. A talented young reggae artiste, son of Stephen Marley & grandson of Bob Marley at only 31 yrs old. The loss of a child is a devastating blow no parent should face, my condolences to Stephen & the entire family,” he tweeted.