Bob Marley’s Grandson Jo Mersa Marley has died

Bob Marley’s Grandson Jo Mersa Marley has died.

One of the Marley family members passed away. A representative for the late musician confirmed to Rolling Stone on December 27 that Joseph “Jo Mersa” Marley, who was the grandson of Bob Marley and the son of Stephen Marley, had passed away at the age of 31. No cause of death has been made public.

Bob Marley’s Grandson Jo Mersa Marley has died.

Public personalities have paid tribute to the Jamaican-born artist and the musical legacy he has left behind in the wake of his departure.

“My heartfelt sympathies to Joseph’s friends and associates and to the Reggae music fraternity and fans everywhere,” Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness wrote in a Dec. 27 tweet. “His untimely passing at the young age of 31y.o. is a huge loss to the music as we look to the next generation.”

Holness added in a follow-up message, “May he find Eternal Peace as we mourn his loss during this season of goodwill when we celebrate with family and friends our love for each other.

Meanwhile, Mark J. Golding, who serves as the president of the People’s National Party, also took to the app to mourn the “tragic loss” of Jo Mersa.

“A talented young reggae artiste, son of Stephen Marley & grandson of Bob Marley at only 31 yrs old,” Golding wrote on Twitter Dec. 27. “The loss of a child is a devastating blow no parent should face, my condolences to Stephen & the entire family

Having been born in the Marley family, which includes Ziggy, Sharon and Cedella Marley, Jo Mersa was no stranger to music from a very young age. Back in 2014, he recalled being brought up on stage at Melody Makers concerts to assist in performing the hit “Look Who’s Dancing.”

“We would get up on stage with my brothers and sisters,” Jo Mersa told Rolling Stone in 2014, “and there was a certain time where they would just give us the mic and we’d do our certain favorite part of the song.

And it wouldn’t be long until Jo Mersa was putting out his own tracks. In 2014, he released his debut EP Comfortable, which, according to Rolling Stone, features dancehall, R&B and EDM sounds.

While Jo Mersa was practically reggae royalty, the project was a result of his desire to experiment with music.

“I am one of the new generation of Marleys, but I am still experimenting at the same time,” he told Rolling Stone in 2014. “My plan is to do something new with my roots.

The debut EP by Jo Mersa was not her final recording. He would release Everlasting (Remixes) in 2020, and he would release the seven-track EP Eternal in 2021.