Rest In Power Jo Mersa Marley
12/27/2022 by Reggaeville
REST IN POWER JO MERSA MARLEY March 12, 1991 - December 26, 2022
The sad news just won't stop. Following the recent news of the deaths of legendary recording engineer Cegrica 'Soljie' Hamilton and singer Rovletta Fraser, today we have to share the shocking news about the passing of Jo Mersa Marley, the 31-year-old son of Stephen Marley. We send condolences to Stephen Marley and the entire Marley Family.
WZPP RADIO (Florida) reported today: "Jo Mersa Marley, son of Stephen Marley, grandson of Bob Marley, has allegedly passed away today from an asthma attack."
HON. OLIVIA 'BABSY' GRANGE: "I am deeply saddened by the news that artiste Joseph Marley, son of Reggae star, Stephen Marley and grand son of Reggae super star, Bob Marley has died. We were graced by Joseph, whose stage name was Jo Mersa, performing at our Jamaica 60 Launch in Miramar, Florida, United States in May this year.
I extend my deepest condolences to Stephen, Jo’s mom, Kerry, the Marleys and other family members. My heartfelt sympathies to Joseph’s friends and associates and to the Reggae music fraternity and fans everywhere. His untimely passing at the young age of 31y.o. is a huge loss to the music as we look to the next generation.
May he find Eternal Peace as we mourn his loss during this season of goodwill when we celebrate with family and friends our love for each other."
BURNING SPEAR: "My son Stephen Marley . I man heart is broken. Our heart will correspond and beat in one harmony. Sincerest condolences to you and your family. Sleep in Peace Jo. Rastafari. Jo always called me "Uncle ". Sleep in peace.."
THIRD WORLD: "in my darkness bring me sunshine, before it gets carried away, I’M A HURTING INSIDE, no one feels my pain… only Rastafari know I ain’t been the same , I’m a hurting inside , I’m a hurting inside” @jomersamarley Nothing but love … Jah bless your soul eternally. Heartfelt condolences to the entire Marley & Ghetto Youth family"
JEMERE MORGAN: "I am so lost for words….my bredren Mersa…We created history together…We toured together for 8 weeks straight working hard to set the lane for the 3rd Generation of our families Marley & Morgan….We had the vision bro all when dem never see…R.I.P my brother @jomersamarley this one really hurt BADDD. I will honor your life as long as I’m living br …My prayers with the entire MARLEY family!! You guys know how our family stay (crossed fingers Emoji) The Morgan Family sends our Love & condolences and is here in full support… Long live JOSEPH MERSA MARLEY."
CINDY BREAKSPEARE: "Joseph my Dear, I hardly know what to say... our hearts are broken.. you were so loved, you will be greatly missed & you will live on in your family's hearts & memories eternally. Rest well sweet soul with your heavenly family. My condolences to all."
BERES HAMMOND: "I want to take this moment to send my deepest condolences to the Marley family. Such tragic news to receive. Stephen and family, I can’t find the words to express how saddened I am by the news of Jo Mersa Marley’s untimely passing. Sending my love and deepest sympathy. May God keep you in his loving care during this most difficult time."
GROUNDATION: "We GROUNDATION join the reggae community in collectively mourning the passing of a young and upcoming star. He was the son of a legend and grandson of the king of reggae music. A lion just finding his voice and whose gifts we were so thankful to receive is now gone from the flesh. Jo Mersa Marley your future was so bright and full of possibilities. We are devastated knowing that we will not hear your positive energy fill our hearts in 2023 and beyond…we shed a tear tonight for what could have been. It seems like there’s no rhyme or reason, only JAH knows, and we are grateful for the years and music you gave us. Be at peace…please now JAH come with the spirit of strength to brother Stephen Marley and the entire Marley family."
DUBWISE MIAMI: "// #Eternal // Jo Mersa Marley we will never ever ever forget you! // A kind, thoughtful and supportive father, husband, brother, son, cousin, friend and artist // #JomersaMarley // hug your loved ones a little tighter today. // Jah Jah"
SHAGGY: "So saddened by the news of the passing of this young king @jomersamarley sending prayers and condolences to the Marley family."
ALI CAMPBELL: "Absolutely shocked to the core. What a delightful young man, we spent some time on tour in America a few times in recent years a real Marley to the core.
Wicked Sound, Beautiful Soul. Rest In Paradise Jo Mersa Marley."
BOUNTY KILLER:" Jah know star let’s all just cherish each moment from here on since non of us never know the time. My deepest sincere condolences goes out to #StephenRagga and the whole Marley family."
MARK J. GOLDING: "I’ve just learned of the tragic loss of Joseph “Jo Mersa” Marley. A talented young reggae artiste, the son of Stephen Marley and grandson of Bob Marley at the young age of 31. The loss of a child is a devastating blow and something no parent is prepared for, I send my condolences to Stephen and the entire Marley family. May he rest in eternal peace."
IN THE PRESS:
- Bob Marley’s grandson Jo Mersa dead at 31 [Jamaica Observer]
- Minister Grange 'deeply saddened' by death of Stephen Marley's son Jo Mersa [The Gleaner]
- Reggae artist Jo Mersa Marley, grandson of Bob Marley, dead at 31 [Yahoo News]
- Jo Mersa Marley, Son Of Stephen Marley, Dead At 31 [Dancehallmag]
- Jo Mersa Marley, Grandson of Bob Marley and Son of Stephen, Dead at 31 [Rolling Stone]
- Jo Mersa Marley, grandson of reggae legend Bob Marley, dead at 31 [New York Post]
- Recording artiste Joseph ‘Jo Mersa’ Marley has died [Irie FM]
- Bob Marley's grandson Jo Mersa dead at 31: Reggae star's body 'found in vehicle' [Mirror]
- Jo Mersa Marley has allegedly passed away today from an asthma attack [WZPP Radio]
- Wayne Marshall remembers ‘little brother’ Jo Mersa [Jamaica Star]
- Family mourning death of Jo Mersa Marley [Jamaica Gleaner]
CLICK HERE TO WATCH: Stephen & 6 year old Joseph Marley - Make a Record 
ERROL BROWN, legendary Tuff Gong Sound Engineer posted a clip of that video in tribute and commented: "Bless your soul Jo Mersa Marley
Here we are in the studio with your Dad Stephen Marley. You started with your music from early, now your work is over and you have flown to Zion. I know your grandpa Bob Marley is proud of you.Your music lives on. One love, one heart."