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Reggae musician Jo Mersa Marley, Bob Marley's grandson, passed away at age 31.

Joseph Marley, the second grandchild of reggae artist Bob Marley and the eldest son of Stephen Marley, an eight-time Grammy winner, has passed away at the age of 31. Journalist Abka Fitz-Henley, based in Kingston, Jamaica, was the first to break the news that the recording artist and DJ known professionally as Jo Mersa was discovered unconscious in a car on Tuesday, Dec. 27. Later, the information was confirmed to Rolling Stone by a Jo Mersa spokesperson. The artist passed away from an asthma attack, according to South Florida radio station WZPP, although the exact cause of death has not been made public.

The third generation Marley was born on March 12, 1991, in Kingston, and was immersed in music from an early age, making his stage debut with Ziggy Marley and the Melody.

Along with Jesse Royal, Alborosie, Farruko, Jemere Morgan, Barbara Fialho, the Grandpickneys, and Morgan Heritage, Joseph collaborated with them all. In 2015, he appeared on Morgan Heritage's Grammy-winning album Strictly Roots. However, he naturally frequently recorded with his vast and talented family. Damian and Stephen Marley produced Comfortable, and Joseph appeared on his father's 2016 album, Revelation, Pt. 2: The Fruit of Life. He collaborated with his younger brother Yohan Marley on the song "Burn It Down" that same year, and they did it again in 2020 for the song "Brickell (When Tears Fall)," which was inspired by their chosen home of Miami. Joseph had an appearance alongside his uncles Ky-Mani and Julian Marley on the reggaeton song "Blessings" by Dominican music producer Maffio in the spring of 2022.

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