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Bob Marley net worth:
$130 Million

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Bob Marley information

Birth date: February 6, 1945, Nine Mile, Jamaica
Birth place: Nine Mile
Death date: May 11, 1981, Miami, Florida, United States
Height:5 ft 7 in (1.72 m)
Profession:Singer, Musician, Guitarist, Songwriter
Nationality:Jamaica
Spouse:Rita Marley (m. 1966–1981)
Children:Ziggy Marley, Damian Marley, Ky-Mani Marley
Parents:Cedella Marley-Booker, Norval Marley

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Bob Marley was a legendary musician who was famous all over the world. He is mainly known as a solo artist, but he was also a part of the group called “The Wailers”. Bob Marley is famous for such songs as “No Woman, No Cry”, “Three Little Birds”, “Is This Love”, “Get Up Stand Up” and many others. Bob Marley won a lot of awards during his career, and also after his death. Some of them include, Jamaican Order of Merit, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Peace Medal of the Third World and others. Unfortunately, Bob died while very young, in 1981. His death was a great lost in the music industry.

Bob Marley Net Worth $130 Million

So how rich was Bob Marley? It has been estimated that Bob’s net worth now is $130 million. It is a really huge sum of money, based on 1981 rates, but a musician like Bob Marley deserves even more.

Robert Nesta Marley, known to the whole world as Bob Marley, was born in 1945, in Jamaica. From a young age Bob was interested in music and even had a vocal group together with Junior Braithwaite, Bunny Wailer, Beverley Kelso and Peter Tosh. At first Marley did not know how to play any of the instruments, but later Joe Higgs taught him how to play a guitar and this allowed Bob Marley to create many popular and legendary songs. In 1963 Marley became a part of the group called “The Wailers”, and this of course had a huge impact on the growth of Bob Marley’s net worth. They released the single entitled ”Summer Down”, which soon became very popular and praised. Despite the success that this band had, they decided to break up and start solo careers. The group disbanded in 1974.

One year later in 1975, Bob Marley released one of his most famous singles, called “No Woman, No Cry”. Bob Marley released many albums as a solo artist as well as being a member of”The Wailers”. Some of them include, “The Best of the Wailers”, “Rastaman Vibration”, “Survival”, “Natty Dread”, “Uprising” and many others. The success of all these albums added a lot to Bob Marley’s net worth. Unfortunately, Bob Marley died from spreading melanoma in 1981. It is a pity that such a talented musician died while being so young. Although many years have passed, Bob is still remembered as one of the most successful and most influential musicians in the world. There is no surprise that Bob’s net worth is so high.

There were many movies created about Marley’s life. For example, “Rebel Music”, “Marley” and others. These have also continued to add to Marley’s net worth. Lastly, one should admit that Bob Marley will be always remembered as a man who gave a lot to the history of music and to the world. There is no doubt that he will remain in our memories for a long time in the future and that contemporary musicians will always look up to him. There will never be someone like Marley again.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The X Factor 2015 TV Series 1 episode
The Voice 2015 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The 90s: Ten Years That Changed the World 2015 TV Movie documentary writer: "Sunday Shining" - uncredited
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series music - 1 episode
Ochéntame... otra vez TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Independent Lens 2015 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Strange Magic 2015 writer: "Three Little Birds", "Three Little Birds Dark Forest Version", "Three Little Birds Reprise", "Three Little Birds Encore"
Samba 2014 performer: "Waiting in Vain" / writer: "Waiting in Vain"
Tu cara me suena - Argentina 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guapas 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
La Marató 2013 2013 TV Movie writer: "Un cor"
Divendres 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
La força de la vida. El making of del disc i del llibre de La Marató 2013 TV Movie writer: "Un cor"
Rude Tube 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice of the Philippines 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Malhação 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Despicable Me 2 2013 writer: "Jamming"
Levenslied TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2013 music - 1 episode, 2013
A Horror Sci-Fi Picture: Director's Cut 2013 Video short writer: "Iron Lion Zion"
My Mad Fat Diary TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards 2013 TV Special writer: "Could You Be Loved"
Bank Roll 2012 writer: "Stand Alone"
The Possession 2012/I writer: "Rastaman Chant" - uncredited
Touch TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2012 music - 1 episode, 2012
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2010-2012 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Dancing with the Stars 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Smash 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
No me la puc treure del cap TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2012 performer - 1 episode, 2012
Marley 2012 Documentary performer: "Judge Not", "Stir It Up", "Teenager in Love" uncredited / writer: "Exodus", "High Tide or Low Tide", "Trench Town Rock", "Soul Rebel", "Judge Not", "This Train", "Duppy Conqueror", "Simmer Down", "Kaya", "Put It On", "Mellow Mood", "Don't Rock My Boat", "One Love", "Run For Cover", "It's Alright", "Bend Down Low", "Small Axe", "Stir It Up", "Corner Stone Jah Is Mighty Alternate", "Get Up Stand Up", "Concrete Jungle", "Jamming", "Kinky Reggae", "No Sympathy", "Burnin' and
Banda sonora TV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2007 - 2012 writer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2012
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 2012 writer: "Three Little Birds"
Showboaters 2011 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
A Horror Sci-Fi Picture 2011 Video short writer: "Iron Lion Zion"
Eureka TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Los nuevos y clásicos bloopers 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011 TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Hellcats 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Just Go with It 2011 writer: "Is This Love", "Waiting in Vain"
Bieber Fever 2010/II Short performer: "Stir It Up" / writer: "Stir It Up"
Glee 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fire in Babylon 2010 Documentary performer: "Get Up Stand Up", "Could You Be Loved" / writer: "Get up, Stand up", "Get Up Stand Up", "Could You Be Loved"
Neue Vahr Süd 2010 TV Movie performer: "Jammin'" / writer: "Jammin'"
This Is England '86 2010 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song Reviews 2010 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Ramona and Beezus 2010 writer: "Three Little Birds"
20 to 1 TV Series documentary writer - 4 episodes, 2006 - 2010 performer - 3 episodes, 2006 - 2010
Shrek Forever After 2010 writer: "One Love"
90210 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Memòries de la tele TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
The Contender Australia 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Street Music 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jenseits der Mauer 2009 TV Movie performer: "Is This Love", "Jammin'" / writer: "Is This Love", "Jammin'"
Mörder auf Amrum 2009 TV Movie performer: "I Shot The Sheriff" / writer: "I Shot The Sheriff"
Funny People 2009 writer: "Three Little Birds"
Marley & Me 2008 writer: "One Love"
Pineapple Express 2008 writer: "Time Will Tell"
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008 Video Game writer: "Concrete Jungle The Unreleased Original Jamaican Version", "Pimper's Paradise", "Satisfy My Soul", "Wake Up & Live Parts 1 & 2" / writer: "So Much Trouble in the World", "Stand Up Jamrock" - as B. Marley
Fool's Gold 2008/I writer: "Could You Be Loved"
Shine a Light 2008 Documentary writer: "Exodus"
Africa Unite: A Celebration of Bob Marley's 60th Birthday 2008 Documentary performer: "So Jah Seh", "Zion Train", "Exodus", "We & Dem", "Jah Live", "Iron Lion Zion", "Blackman Redemption", "Conquering Lion", "Forever Loving Jah", "Zimbabwe", "Positive Vibration", "War/No More Trouble", "Coming in from the Cold", "Selassie Is the Chappel", "Pass It On" / writer: "Roots, Rock, Reggae", "Zion Train", "Africa Unite", "Exodus", "We & Dem", "Get Up, Stand Up", "Jah Live", "Iron Lion Zion", "Blackman Redemption", "Forever Loving Jah", "Zimbabwe", "War/No More Trou
I Am Legend 2007 writer: "Three Little Birds", "I Shot the Sheriff", "Stir It Up", "Redemption Song", "Three Little Birds" uncredited
I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster 2007 writer: "I Shot The Sheriff"
Evan Almighty 2007 writer: "One Love"
Perfect Stranger 2007 performer: "Stir It Up" / writer: "Stir It Up"
Knocked Up 2007 writer: "Put It On"
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten 2007 Documentary performer: "Small Axe"
My Name Is Earl 2005-2007 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 2006 Video Game performer: "Is This Love" / writer: "Is This Love"
Catch a Fire 2006 performer: "Could You Be Loved", "Exodus Dreams of Freedom Bill Laswell Mix" / writer: "Could You Be Loved", "Exodus Dreams of Freedom Bill Laswell Mix"
Cover Art 2006 TV Series short writer - 1 episode
Boston Legal 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Get Rich or Die Tryin' 2005 "Window Shopper"
The Big Empty 2005 Short performer: "Coming in from the Cold"
In Her Shoes 2005 performer: "Three Little Birds" 1977 / writer: "Three Little Birds" 1977, "Is This Love" 1978
History Detectives TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
Lost TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
Idol 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Wire TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
After the Sunset 2004 writer: "Mellow Mood", "Put It On"
Shark Tale 2004 performer: "Three Little Birds" / writer: "Three Little Birds"
Peace One Day 2004 Documentary performer: "No More Trouble" / writer: "No More Trouble"
Idols! 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
50 First Dates 2004 writer: "Could You Be Loved", "Is This Love"
Along Came Polly 2004 performer: "JAMMIN" / writer: "JAMMIN"
In the Cut 2003 writer: "Waiting in Vain"
Stander 2003 writer: "Buffalo Soldier"
Canadian Idol 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball 2003 Video Game performer: "Is This Love" Ending Theme
The Sopranos 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
I'm with Lucy 2002 performer: "The Sun Is Shining Island Mix" / writer: "The Sun Is Shining Island Mix"
Blue Crush 2002 performer: "Could You Be Loved"/"And Be Loved" Film Edit / writer: "Could You Be Loved"/"And Be Loved" Film Edit
Ghiblies: Episode 2 2002 Video short performer: "No Woman No Cry"
Robin Williams Live on Broadway 2002 TV Special documentary "One Love"
Gilberto Gil - Kaya N'Gandaya 2002 writer: "Tempo Só Time Will Tell", "Three Little Birds", "Eleve-se Alto ao Céu Lively Up Yourself", "Buffalo Soldier", "One Drop", "Turn Your Lights Down Low", "Waiting in Vain", "Kaya N'Gan Daya Kaya", "Is This Love"
Changing Lanes 2002 "Waiting in Vain" 1977
Ali G Indahouse 2002 as Marley, "OH YEAH"
Shottas 2002 performer: "Coming In From The Cold" / writer: "Coming In From The Cold", "Catch A Fire"
Roswell 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sopa de Cabra, l'última cançó 2002 TV Movie documentary writer: "Guerra"
How High 2001 performer: "Jammin" / writer: "Jammin"
Serendipity 2001 writer: "Waiting In Vain"
Liberté-Oléron 2001 writer: "Jammin'"
Life and Debt 2001 Documentary performer: "One Love", "Work", "Three Little Birds" / writer: "One Love", "Work", "Three Little Birds", "One Love" The Wailers Original Version, "One Love / People Get Ready", "Zimbabwe"
The Perfect Storm 2000 performer: "No Woman, No Cry"
Come Undone 2000 writer: "Could You Be Loved"
The Simpsons 1997-2000 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The '70s 2000 TV Movie writer: "Three Little Birds" - uncredited
The Beach 2000/I writer: "Redemption Song"
Boiler Room 2000 performer: "Keepin' the Faith" / writer: "Keepin' the Faith"
Our Song 2000 writer: "Turn Your Lights Down Low"
The Bachelor 1999 performer: "Could You Be Loved" / writer: "Could You Be Loved"
The Best Man 1999 performer: "Turn Your Lights Down Low" / writer: "Turn Your Lights Down Low"
Lake Placid 1999 writer: "Is This Love"
Friends 1999 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Around the Fire 1998 writer: "Wake Up And Live"
The Eternal 1998 writer: "Johnny Was"
How Stella Got Her Groove Back 1998 writer: "Put It On", "Could You Be Loved"
Six Days Seven Nights 1998 performer: "No Woman No Cry", "Is This Love" / writer: "Is This Love"
Esrim plus 1998 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Daria 1997 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1993-1997 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Fathers' Day 1997 writer: "Simmer Down"
Welcome to Sarajevo 1997 writer: "So Much Trouble In The World"
Dangerous Ground 1997 performer: "Natural Mystic" / writer: "Natural Mystic"
Eric Clapton: Live in Hyde Park 1997 TV Movie documentary writer: "I Shot the Sheriff"
Get on the Bus 1996 writer: "Redemption Song"
EastEnders 1996 TV Series writer - 1 episode
MTV Star Trax 1996 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Chain Reaction 1996 writer: "One Love", "One Love" uncredited
Le garçu 1995 "IS THIS LOVE"
Kicking and Screaming 1995 writer: "Buffalo Soldier"
Strange Days 1995 performer: "Three Little Birds" / writer: "Three Little Birds"
Go Now 1995 performer: "One Drop", "No Woman No Cry" / writer: "One Drop"
The Word Universe: A Journey to West Africa 1995 Documentary writer: "Africa Unite"
La Haine 1995 performer: "Burnin' and Lootin'" / writer: "Burnin' and Lootin'"
Top of the Pops TV Series writer - 11 episodes, 1977 - 1978 performer - 9 episodes, 1977 - 1978 arranger - 1 episode, 1995
In the Name of the Father 1993 performer: "Is This Love" / writer: "Is This Love"
Cool Runnings 1993 writer: "Stir It Up"
Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer 1992 Documentary writer: "Get Up, Stand Up For Your Rights" - as Marley
Saturday Night Live 1980-1992 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Captain Ron 1992 writer: "STIR IT UP", "JAMMIN'"
Sjans 1992 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1991 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Queens Logic 1991 writer: "Stir it Up"
I Love You to Death 1990 writer: "Could You Be Loved"
The Cream of Eric Clapton 1990 Video documentary writer: "I Shot the Sheriff"
The Mighty Quinn 1989 writer: " I'M HURTING INSIDE"
Clara's Heart 1988 writer: "Jamming"
Sirppi ja kitara 1988 Documentary writer: "Get Up, Stand Up"
The Telephone 1988 performer: "One Love/People Get Ready" / writer: "One Love/People Get Ready"
Eddie Murphy: Raw 1987 Documentary "Could You Be Loved", "I Shot The Sheriff"
Miami Vice 1984-1987 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Club Paradise 1986 writer: "Guava Jelly", "Three Little Birds"
Loose Ends 1986 TV Movie writer: "I Shot the Sheriff"
WKRP in Cincinnati 1979-1982 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Portrait of a Hitman 1979 lyrics: "Exodus" / music: "Exodus"
The Most Valuable Pussy 1975 writer: "Stir It Up" - uncredited
Breakdown 1974 writer: "War" - uncredited
Vinyl 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Great Everything & the Nothing 2016 performer: "Work/Could You Be Loved?"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vill så gärna tro 1971 co-composer

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bob Marley Freedom Road 2007 Documentary composer: theme music

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Frankenpimp's Revenge: The Romeo and Juliet Massacre special thanks filming
Pimp Bobby 2013 TV Series in memory of
Vixen Highway 2006: It Came from Uranus! 2010 special thanks
Beavis and Butt-Head 1994 Video Game special thanks
Caribbean Nights: The Bob Marley Story 1982 Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mt. Zion 2013 Himself
Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend 2011 Documentary Bob Marley
Bob Marley: The Legend Live 2003 Video documentary Himself - Vocals / Rhythm Guitar
American Masters 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Bob Marley: Sun Is Shining - The Remixes 1999 Video Himself
Classic Albums: Bob Marley & the Wailers - Catch a Fire 1999 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
Bob Marley Live in Concert 1998 Documentary Himself
The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
Time Will Tell 1992 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Bob Marley and the Wailers: The Bob Marley Story 1984 Documentary Himself
Land of Look Behind 1982 Documentary Himself (with The Wailers)
Bob Marley 1981 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Reggae Sunsplash 1980 Documentary
Heartland Reggae 1980 Documentary Himself
Rockpalast 1980 TV Series Himself
La deuxième femme 1978 Himself
Top of the Pops 1977-1978 TV Series Himself
Beats of the Heart: Roots Rock Reggae 1977 TV Movie documentary Himself
Roots Rock Reggae 1977 Documentary Himself
Rock Concert 1977 TV Series Himself
The Midnight Special 1977 TV Series Himself
All You Need Is Love 1977 TV Series documentary Himself
The Old Grey Whistle Test 1973 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Livicated Documentary post-production Himself
Guitar Man 2015/I Documentary Himself
Ochéntame... otra vez 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
2nd Independent Video Film Festival of Youtube 2014 2014 TV Movie Himself
Tu cara me suena - Argentina 2013-2014 TV Series Himself
Bob Marley: Giant 2014 Documentary short Himself
Exit Through the Museum 2012 Short
Tracks 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Marley 2012 Documentary Himself
Banda sonora 2007-2012 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops: The Story of 1977 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
La Viola 2011 TV Series Himself
Music Nuggets 2011 TV Series Himself
Fire in Babylon 2010 Documentary Himself
Memòries de la tele 2010 TV Series Himself
Damian Marley: Beautiful 2009 Video short Himself
Sputnik 2008 TV Series Himself
Sauvages seventies 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
The Upsetter: The Life and Music of Lee Scratch Perry 2008 Documentary
20 to 1 2006-2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Africa Unite: A Celebration of Bob Marley's 60th Birthday 2008 Documentary Himself
Bob Marley Freedom Road 2007 Documentary Lead
Arena 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
U2: Window in the Skies 2007 Video short Himself
Top of the Pops 1977-2005 TV Series Himself
Out of Africa: Heroes and Icons 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
SingStar Party 2004 Video Game Himself
Bob Marley: Spiritual Journey 2004 TV Movie Himself
Impact: Songs That Changed the World 2003 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Get Up, Stand Up 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
The Greatest 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Reggae: The Story of Jamaican Music 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Sendung ohne Namen 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Pink Floyd The Wall Redux 2002 Himself (uncredited)
The Old Grey Whistle Test at 30 2001 TV Special Himself
Piñero 2001 Himself (uncredited)
Top Ten 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Marley Magic 1996 Video documentary Himself
MTV Star Trax 1996 TV Series Himself
Memories of 1970-1991 1991 TV Series documentary Himself
Redemption Song 1991 TV Mini-Series Himself
Bob Marley and the Wailers: Live! At the Rainbow 1991 Video documentary Himself
Biography 1987 TV Series documentary Himself
The Rock 'n' Roll Years 1987 TV Series Himself
Caribbean Nights: The Bob Marley Story 1982 Documentary Himself
Rock On 1982 TV Movie Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Recording Awarded posthumously on February 6, 2001at 7080 Hollywood Blvd.


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#Fact
1 Bob's home for his music publishing for 10 years, most of his writing life, was Cayman Music, run by Danny Sims and Johnny Nash who also signed Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer as well as many of Jamaica's most prominent artists and writers of the time.
2 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
3 His mother, Cedella (Malcolm), who was of African descent, was born in Jamaica, to Alberta Willoughby and Omeriah Malcolm. His father, Norval Sinclair Marley, was born in Clarendon, Jamaica, to Ellen Bloomfield and Albert Thomas Marley, who had English ancestry.
4 Was posthumously awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2001).
5 The City of New York renamed a portion of Church Avenue from Remsen Avenue to 98th Street in Brooklyn Bob Marley Boulevard (2006).
6 Was taught to play the guitar by Peter Tosh.
7 One of the personalities mentioned in the song "Genius of Love" by Tom Tom Club. The others mentioned were James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Hamilton Bohannon, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Kurtis Blow, Lowell 'Sly' Dunbar (as Sly and Robbie) and Robbie Shakespeare (as Sly and Robbie).
8 Inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame for his outstanding contribution to British music and integral part of British music culture (11 November 2004).
9 Tuff Gong was his nickname, given to him due to his reputed physical strength. Later, Marley started his own music production company and named it Tuff Gong.
10 Lived in Germany for a few months in 1981 for treatment for his cancer.
11 His youngest child, a daughter named Makeda, was born to Yvette Anderson 11 days after he died.
12 During the last months of his life, he suffered from very serious seizures.
13 Was named by his father Nesta Robert Marley after his brother who, when Bob was just born, wanted to adopt him.
14 Was an avid and passionate footballer.
15 Was a Rastafarian.
16 The lyrics of his song "War" is a speech given in the United Nations by the late Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie.
17 Was given a state funeral in Jamaica.
18 Suffered from a form of skin cancer called malignant melanoma, which is not common among black people. It's widely believed that Marley got this form of skin cancer because his father was white.
19 Refused amputation of his cancer-affected toe due to his religious beliefs.
20 Lived in the United States shortly in 1966.
21 It was announced that his wife plans to have his remains exhumed and moved to Ethiopia (January 2005).
22 Following the attempt on his life, he left Jamaica and lived in England between 1976 and 1978. In England he did not live with his wife Rita, but with Jamaican beauty queen Cindy Breakspeare. In fact, the song "Turn Your Lights Down Low" was written for her. They had a son together, Damian Marley.
23 His song 'Rasta Man Chant' is a traditional Rastafarian chant, known to every adherent of the faith.
24 Considered by many to be the first superstar from the Third World.
25 Was voted the third greatest lyricist of all time by BBC News Online users, following Bob Dylan and John Lennon (May 2001).
26 Was arrested in England for possession of a joint of a marijuana.
27 His album 'Exodus' was chosen by Time magazine as the greatest album of the 20th century.
28 Son of Cedella Marley.
29 He was voted the 11th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artist of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
30 His song "One Love" has been used extensively for Jamaican tourism commercials.
31 Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
32 Born to Norval Sinclair Marley (1895-1955), a Jamaican Marine officer and captain of Welsh descent, who later became a plantation overseer, and his wife Cedella Marley.
33 He is buried in a crypt at Nine Miles, near his birthplace, with his Gibson Les Paul Guitar, a soccer ball, a cannabis bud, and a Bible.
34 His granddaughter Selah Louise was born on 18 November 1998.
35 His grandson Zion David was born on 3 August 1997.
36 A vegetarian.
37 His posthumously released anthology collection "Legend" is one of the highest selling "greatest hits" recordings by a solo artist.
38 His albums are in the process of digital remastering and are being re-released with additional material such as alternate versions and unused demos.
39 Survived an assassination attempt, receiving minor injuries in the chest and arm (December 1976).
40 Is father, with his wife Rita of Sharon Marley Prendergast (adopted), Cedella Marley, Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, and Stephanie (possibly adopted). He also had seven illegitimate children Rohan (b. 1972) (with Janet Dunn/Hunt), Robbie (b. 1972) (with Pat/Lucille Williams), Karen (b. 1973) (with Janet Bowen), Julian Marley (with Lucy Pounder), Damian Marley (with Cindy Breakspeare), Ky-Mani Marley (with Anita Belnavis) and Makeda Jahnesta who was born to Yvette Anderson/Crichton 11 days after he died in 1981.
41 Marley was awarded the International Peace Medal by the African delegation to the United Nations in 1978. He was also an official guest at Zimbabwe's independence celebration two years later, an honor Marley was quoted as saying was the highest he'd ever received.

#Quote
1 My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.
2 [on marijuana] Herb? Herb is a plant. Herb is so good for everything. Why these people who want to do so much good for everyone, who call themselves government and this and that, why them say you must not use the herb? You see, them say you must not use the herb because it makes you a rebel. Against what?
3 [on politics] Well, everything is political. I will never be a politician or even think political. Me just deal with life and nature. That is the greatest thing to me.
4 I no have education. I have inspiration. If I was educated I would be a damn fool.
5 Bob Marley isn't my name. I don't even know my name yet.
6 I have a BMW. But only because BMW stands for Bob Marley and The Wailers, and not because I need an expensive car.
7 My music will go on forever. Maybe it's a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever.

#Trademark
1 Gibson Epiphone
2 Started every performance by proclaiming the divinity of Jah Rastafari
3 Always had his hair in dreadlocks
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