On this day May 11, 1981, Jamaican reggae icon Bob Marley died at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami, USA, aged 36.
Bob Marley was considered one of the pioneers of reggae music whose impact is still felt by generations of music fans around the world today.
Known for fusing elements of reggae, ska, and rocksteady, as well as his distinctive vocal and songwriting style, Marley’s contributions to music made him a global figure in popular culture for over a decade.
Today marks the 39 years after his death, and fans has flood social media via Twitter with photos, videos and endearing words to eulogize the One Love coroner.
See for yourself below:
— SEGA L'éveilleur®🚨 (@segalink) May 11, 2020
Exactly 39 years today since Bob Marley died… His legend lives on. 🔌 pic.twitter.com/ur56CkYC0N
— Green (@greenaugustus44) May 11, 2020
On this day 39 years ago we lost the great Bob Marley
In his lifetime he was able to push the envelope for the Reggae genre & even after death, his music & message of peace & love outlived him and still has a great impact on us and many across the world.
Rest in Paradise 👑🙏 pic.twitter.com/ooTH1MANlS
— TXT (@txt_mag) May 11, 2020
"The biggest coward is a man who awakens a woman's love with no intention of loving her."
~Bob Marley pic.twitter.com/KlJ96iup8N
— Aline-Bella RICHARDS🇷🇼🇧🇮🇴🇲 (@aline_bellarich) May 11, 2020
"The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for." Bob marley pic.twitter.com/WdfKQF5MWW
— cpt bad liar🇷🇼 (@O_arakaza100) May 11, 2020
We've lots of Reggae legends but amongst legends, they'll always be the best among the rest…
To me, Bob Marley is the best but do you think he is the best among legends or he's just a legend 🤔 pic.twitter.com/gm6z5tXcae
— I Z U 🚶#BBNaija (@heisizumichaels) May 11, 2020
The reggae icon passed away on may 11, 1981.
“love the life you live.
live the life you love.”
Bob Marley pic.twitter.com/OVDFKHVDDp
— Michel Saint-Hilaire (@lautreamont13) May 10, 2020
While remembering the legend Bob marley name the song that made you fall in love with him #RwOT
Mine : buffalo soldier pic.twitter.com/uEmmuhhFzx
— pepper🌶 (@linda_mutembe) May 11, 2020
On this day Bob Marley passed on…happy Marley day everyone
I titled this "High Notes" pic.twitter.com/C91Gkxvk1R
— SARC-ART-sm (@Elroyz_) May 11, 2020
Celebrate the life of this strong African revolutionist through the art of music. Bob Marley . His legacy lives on. pic.twitter.com/co27dBRnHM
— Ranyo. (@ranyowest) May 11, 2020
If she's amazing, she won't be easy. If she's easy, she won't be amazing. If she's worth it, you wont give up. If you give up, you're not worthy. … Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for. Bob Marley. pic.twitter.com/AAfloMGQEU
— Scholar (@the_scholar1) May 11, 2020
— Bob Marley (@bobmarley) May 9, 2020
While on his deathbed in 1981, 'Bob Marley' looked at his son, Ziggy, directly in the eyes and said: “Money can’t buy life.” Those were his last words. pic.twitter.com/cZoCmoIDx6
— mwitito EBS.MBS (@mwitimagiri) May 10, 2020
Still in the spirit of reggae music, we’re asking our devoted audience to leave a comment of their favourite Bob Marley’s song.
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