Joseph Jo Mersa Marley, grandson of reggae icon Bob Marley and son of Stephen Marley, has died at the age of 31.
The rising musician was found unresponsive in a vehicle in the United States on Tuesday. The location of the tragedy was not indicated.
He reportedly suffered from asthma his entire life, and according to the Florida radio station WZPP, he died of an asthma attack.
Joseph’s grandfather Bob died of cancer in 1981 at the age of 36. He was survived by 11 children.
Mark J. Golding, a Jamaican politician, the opposition Leader, and president of the People’s National Party, mourned Marley’s death on Twitter.
He wrote: “I’ve just learned of the tragic loss of Joseph “Jo Mersa” Marley. A talented young reggae artiste, son of Stephen Marley & grandson of Bob Marley at only 31 yrs old.
“The loss of a child is a devastating blow no parent should face, my condolences to Stephen & the entire family,” he added.
Marley was born in Jamaica in 1992 before moving to Miami at age 11.