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Jo Mersa Marley

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Jo Mersa Marley
Joseph Marley

(1991-03-12)March 12, 1991
Kingston, Jamaica
DiedDecember 27, 2022(2022-12-27) (aged 31)
Miami-Dade County, Florida, U.S
Alma mater
Years active2014–2022
Musical career
LabelsGhetto Youths International

Joseph "Jo Mersa" Marley (March 12, 1991 – December 27, 2022) was a Jamaican reggae artist.[1] He is a son of Stephen Marley and grandson of reggae musician Bob Marley.


Marley debuted in 2014 releasing, through iTunes and Spotify, an EP "Comfortable". He also appeared on a Grammy-winning album Strictly Roots by Morgan Heritage.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Marley spent his early years in Jamaica, where he attended Saints Peter and Paul Preparatory School, before moving to Florida to attend Miami Palmetto Senior High School and Miami Dade College (where he studied studio engineering).[3]

On December 27, 2022, Marley died in Miami-Dade County, Florida,[4] of acute asthma exacerbration.[5]


  • Comfortable EP (2014)
  • Eternal (2021)


  1. ^ "Happy Birthday Joseph "Jo Mersa" Marley !". www.reggae4u.org. Archived from the original on October 22, 2016. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
  2. ^ "Strictly Roots – Morgan Heritage | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
  3. ^ http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Jo-Mersa--comfortable-in-his-own-skin_16811135&template=MobileArticle Archived January 9, 2018, at the Wayback Machine Jamaica Observer, Jo Mersa Marley: Comfortable in his own skin, June 6, 2014
  4. ^ Blistein, Jon (December 27, 2022). "Jo Mersa Marley, Grandson of Bob Marley and Son of Stephen, Dead at 31". Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 28, 2022.
  5. ^ "Cause of Death Revealed for Bob Marley's Grandson Jo Mersa Marley". E! Online. July 12, 2023. Retrieved July 14, 2023.

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