The late Stephen Marley’s son and the late Bob Marley’s grandson, Joseph Jo Mersa Marley, passed away at the age of 31.
The upcoming performer was discovered unconscious in a car on Tuesday in an unidentified place in the United States.
The Florida radio station WZPP reports that Joseph Jo, who apparently had asthma his entire life, passed away due to an asthma attack.
Bob Marley, Joseph’s great-grandfather, passed away from cancer in 1981 at the age of 36, leaving behind 11 children.
The Jamaican Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, expressed his “deep sadness” over the news of the passing in a tweet and sent his condolences to Marley’s parents, Stephen and Kerry.
Additionally, Jo’s passing was lamented on social media by Mark J. Golding, a politician from Jamaica and the leader of the People’s National Party.
He wrote, “I just learned of the awful demise of Joseph “Jo Mersa” Marley,” in a tweet. a great young reggae performer who is only 31 years old and the grandson of Bob Marley and Stephen Marley. I offer Stephen and the entire family my condolences.