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Bob Marley died in 1981, officially due to malignant melanoma, a dangerous type of cancer that was found on his big toe. Some believe it was from a copper wire that was in a pair of boots given to him by a CIA agents son at a concert, which poked him in the big toe, and he hurt it more while playing soccer.


he died on May 11, 1981 at the age of 36


However, 5 years earlier (December 5, 1976) at a concert in Jamaica, Bob, his wife and manager were all shot by an unidentified gunman. They all survived the attack.


The concert was billed as a peace rally to quell growing political violence in the run-up to the country's national elections, but was viewed by many as a political rally by the sitting government. Bob was therefore accused of taking sides and is believed to have been attacked by gunmen aligned with the government's main political opponents.
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Who was Bob Marley?

Bob Marley (Robert Nesta Marley February 6, 1945 - May 11, 1981) was a Jamaican reggae songwriter and musician born in Nine Mile, Jamaica, and the leader of a group called the Wailers. The group performed mainly Reggae songs such as "I Shot the Sheriff" - "No Woman No Cry" and " Could you be love (MORE)

What is bob Marley about?

Bob Marley, is all about love, peace and religion. He wants the world to be "One Love" as his hit single describes(:

Was Bob Marley the blackest raggae singer ever?

Definetly! Bob Marley even went to tanning salons to get darker! He is the founder of the black Caribbean. Bob Marley's skin was different, true and dark from the tanning from such a hard working and dedicated man..that's why his skin has stood the test of time and continues to be black as each day (MORE)

Why did Bob Marley get shot?

The CIA tried to kill Bob Marley because his message was one of truth and love. Babylon got scared and hired people to kill him, but they failed. Bob was shot in his left arm, just above his elbow. Jah RastafarI

Did Bob Marley ever record 'Don't Worry Be Happy'?

No. Bob Marley never recorded a version, or any variation of the song "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin. Marley died 7 years prior to the song's release, rendering a cover by Marley impossible.

Bob Marleys kids?

Bob Marley had a total of 14 children. A few of his children'snames are Ziggy, Stephen, Damien, Sharon, and Rohan.

Who shot Bob Marley?

The person who shot and attempted to kill Bob Marley remains nameless to this day. It is believed that one of the culprits was killed by local people who discovered his involvement, the others are still unkown. The theft of marijuana is considered an unlikely motivation, as the gunmen's actions sugg (MORE)

Why did Bob Marley Become famous?

Nesta Robert " Bob " Marley , (6 February 1945 - 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician. He was the rhythm guitarist and lead singer for the ska, rocksteady and reggae bands The Wailers (1964-1974) and Bob Marley & The Wailers (1974-1981). Marley remains the most widely known a (MORE)

What school did Bob Marley go to?

Bob Marley went to All Age Stepney School (AASS) in his home village, Nine Miles. He left school though at the age of 14 to pursue his musical career, or "his calling."

Did Bob Marley ever get high?

Bob Marley did not keep his use of marijuana a secret by any means. When he finally succumbed to cancer and was buried near his birthplace, a Cannabis bud among other things was placed inside of his coffin with him.

What did Bob Marley die from?

Bob Marley died as a result of melanoma (a type of skin cancer) which was initially discovered in 1977 after a football (soccer) accident which resulted in the nail of Marley's big toe being torn off. It is believed that the cancer originated in this area (as it was first discovered there upon inspe (MORE)

When did Bob Marley get shot?

bob Marley did not get shot. he died of cancer and if you don't believe me read "the untold story-bob Marley" by chris salewicz, a guy that actually met him. that book will tell you all you want to know Bob marley got shot but did not die from the shooting. It is believed that he got shot the 3rd (MORE)

Did bob marley ever sing dont worry be happy?

Absolutely not... I believe many people confuse the lyric for "Three Little Birds"; "Don't worry about a thing, 'cause every little thing is gonna be alright." with the atrocious 1988 song recorded, written and performed by Bobby McFerrin.

Did Bob Marley die of a gun shot?

no,he got two gun shot woulds before a show . he had a tumer on his toe , and the rasta religion discourages anybody from amputation son the cancer spred.thats how Marley died

Was Bob Marley shot?

No he developed cancer in his toe and died of it in 1981 . If youwant a really good source of info then you should read the book"The Untold Story Bob Marley" by Chris Salewicz. it provides a lotof good information.

How many times did Bob Marley get shot?

Why do you people keep saying he did not get shot? Bob Marley, as well as his wife and manager were all shot in an assassination attempt on Bob. He did not die from this, he died of cancer, but he did in fact get shot.

When was Bob Marley shot?

Bob Marley was not shot, he died on march 11th from cancer and his wife Rita Marley is still alive. Where ever you people get your info you need to stop getting it from there in read a reliable source like a book where i get all my info. I believe Bob Marley was shot at in his home before a concer (MORE)

What is Bob Marley?

bob Marley is a man who wanted to spread his love. so he did that by fighting violence and hatred with love and music.

Why did Bob Marley go by bob?

Bob Marley went by many names growing up. However, how he started going by Bob is when he went to the United States the first time, the person who was filling out his passport said that Bob Marley should not go by Nesta ( Bobs real name is actually Nesta Robert Marley.) because it would be taken as (MORE)

What Instruments are used in I Shot the Sheriff by Bob Marley?

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The story when Bob Marley was shot?

"he died of cancer, he was not shot".-some kid I am not sure who wrote this, but I am improving this answer. Bob Marley was shot, he did not die from being shot but he was shot by a group of gunmen in Jamacia while he was in his kitchen with his wife. Due to the One Love, One peace concert he was go (MORE)

Where was Bob Marley when he got shot?

bob Marley was not shot he died from cancer. Even though he did die from cancer, still he, his wife and many if his friends were shot when gunmen broke into his Kingston home. He did not die, but he was wounded in the arm and chest. GENIUS

When did Bob Marley died?

Bob Marley died on the 11th May 1981 from melanoma, which started in his big toe, and spread to the rest of his body. Jah RastafarI

Bob Marley and the you three?

After Peter Tosh & Bunny Wailer left The Wailers in 1974, the group became known as Bob Marley and the Wailers. The Backup Singers in Bob Marley and The Wailers were known as the I-Three's. The I-Three's Consisted of Judy Mowatt, Rita Marley, & Marcia Griffiths.

Did bob Marley and rita Marley ever divorce?

Yes, they both divorced in 1968 because Rita cheated on Bob first. Rita claims that it was only Bob doing the cheating but that is not true information. When Bob found out that Cedella wasn't his, he decided to divorce Rita. People should understsnd that Rita is a jezebel lying witch.

What was the education of Bob Marley like?

He ended his formal education at Stephney All-Age School in Nine Miles at age 14 and apprenticed with a welder.. "Marley's education consisted of ordinary schooling until the age of 14 and then an intense introduction to music, Rastafarianism (with its political and cultural components) in King (MORE)

What was Bob Marley important for?

Born: 6 February 1945 . Birthplace: St. Ann's Parish, Jamaica . Died: 11 May 1981 (cancer) . Best Known As : The reggae hero who did "Get Up, Stand Up" . Bob Marley was the world's first reggae superstar. He was part of the Jamaican group The Wailers, along with reggae greats Bunny Livings (MORE)

How has Bob Marley made a difference?

he's showed people how to chill and be chill. My answer: I think he made his biggest impact by 'speaking for the oppressed peoples of the world'. Through song , he expressed to people what it was like to be suppressed by others, as a black man. He reminded people that slavery still wasn't com (MORE)

What was Bob Marley remembered for?

he lived his life while maintaining this persona of being a Reggae Master Man. (He is a legend in the sense of being a good man, and making some great music. A good person never goes Un-noticed and he sure didn't...He was being himself. and that is what he is remembered for.

Why did Bob Marley play the concert after he got shot?

Bob Marley played the concert after being shot to send a message to all of the haters and evil in the world. He loved his music and believed in what he was doing so much that he felt he had to play. He was quoted in saying "The people that are trying to make the world worse never take a day off , wh (MORE)

Why did Bob Marley smoke cannabis?

The main reason Marley smoked weed and canabis was probably to put him in a calmer state of mind. this is where he got many of his great songs. he believed that the world should love each other and end wars and all fighting. the Beatles, who also smoked weed and canabis, believed in the same philoso (MORE)

Are Heather Marley and Bob Marley related?

YES. Heather's grandfather is Noel Marley (from her father's side). Noel Marley's brother is Bob Marley's father. So Bob and Michael Marley (Heather's father) are first cousins.

Did Bob Marley get shot and sing on stage two days later?

On December 3, 1976, an assassination attempt was made on Bob Marley's life. He received two gunshot wounds. He however still played in his concert scheduled for December 5, 1976. When asked why he did not rest, he responded, "The people who are making this world worse don't take a day off, how ca (MORE)

How many times did Bob Marley get shot at?

living in jamaica he was probably shot at alot. But only one time bullets actually injured Bob Marley. He was shot in his arm and chest. Marley and his wife were both injured, but made a full recovery.

Who Bob Marley is?

Jamaican singer who's most famous song is three little birds lyrics: don't worry about a thing because every little thing is gonna be alright

Where did Bob Marley perfrom after he was shot?

zurich Alternative answer: On December 5, 1976, two days after he had been shot in his home, Bob Marley performed at the Smile Jamaica Concert, held at National Heroes Park in Kingston, Jamaica.

Was bob Marley shot in the face?

No. Although he died of complications from a skin cancer called melanoma, he had been shot five years earlier. He sustained minor injuries from bullets to the chest and arm. Two days later, he performed for the Smile Jamaica festival (which was thought to be the reason his family was attacked).