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    25th anniversary Of Robert Nester Marley death

    Robert Nester Marley was born in 1945 to Captain Norval Marley and Cedalla Booke in the Jamaican town of St.Ann. St. Ann also happens to be the birth place of other Jamaican greats including Marcus Garvey and the other great Reggae artist Burning Spear(Winston Rodney).

    Bob's health at this time was seriously deteriorating and evidence of this came during his 1980 American Tour. While on tour, Bob almost fainted performing in New York and then collapsed the following day while jogging through New York's Central Park. On further examinations, his doctors found a tumor in his brain and gave him just a month to live. Against the advise of fellow band members who were now seriously concerned about his health and asking him to cancel the rest of his American tour, Bob went on to perform an unforgettable show at Pittsburgh which sadly, would also be his last performance. After this performance, the rest of the American Tour was cancelled and Bob underwent intensive medical care. He was flown to Germany to get specialized treatment but even that could not save his life. Seeing that death was inevitable, he requested to be flown back to Jamaica so he could die there. Unfortunately he did not finish his homecoming trip and died on May 11th 1981 in a Miami Hospital. Bob was buried on May 21st 1981 with full Jamaican honors and his funeral attracted a host of world dignitaries, among them Jamaican President and The leader of the Opposition.

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    glad to see a yardy get a bly pon imix

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    Big ups to Bob and the inspiration he leaves with us every time we listen to his music..
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    Bro Bob lives on through his music. Could there ever be any greater?

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    One of the greatest writers/musicians to ever grace a stage.
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    big up he really did alot for his country RIP

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