Bob Marley’s grandson dies: Jamaican-American reggae artist Joseph Mercia Marley is found dead

Jamaican-American reggae artist Joseph Mercia Marley has died at the age of 31.

The musician was found unresponsive in a car in the US on Tuesday, according to streaming service TIDAL.

The entertainer — better known by his stage name Joe Mersa — was reported to have suffered from asthma his entire life and Florida radio station WZPP claimed he died of an asthma attack.

He is the grandson of the famous reggae musician Bob Marley and the son of Stephen Marley.

Bob died tragically of cancer in 1981 at the age of 36, but he is widely considered one of the pioneers of reggae music. The late star had 11 children with seven different partners.

Jamaican-American reggae artist Joseph Mircea Marley – who is the grandson of Bob Marley – has been found dead at the age of 31. Seen in 2015

Bob died tragically of cancer in 1981 at the age of 36, but he is widely considered one of the pioneers of reggae music.  The late star had 11 children with seven different partners.  Shown here at a signing event at Tower Records Sunset in Los Angeles in 1979

Bob died tragically of cancer in 1981 at the age of 36, but he is widely considered one of the pioneers of reggae music. The late star had 11 children with seven different partners. Shown here at a signing event at Tower Records Sunset in Los Angeles in 1979

DailyMail.com has reached out to Joseph’s representatives for comment.

Marley spent his early years in Jamaica, where he attended Saints Peter and Paul Preparatory School. Then he moved to Florida where he was a student at Palmetto High School. When he was at Miami-Dade College he studied studio engineering.

In 2014, he released the music album called Comfortable and in 2021 he came out with Eternal.

There’s a new movie about Bob Marley in the works.

Kingsley Ben-Adir is set to play the legendary singer in the film, which will be directed by King Richard director Reynaldo Marcus Green and produced by Rita, her son, Ziggy, and daughter, Cedella Marley.

Rita and the Marley family are said to have given their blessing for Lynch to appear in the film.

The musician was found unresponsive in a car in the US on Tuesday.  Seen in 2017

The musician was found unresponsive in a car in the US on Tuesday. Seen in 2017

Lashana Lynch will play Bob Marley’s wife in a new biopic.

The No Time To Die star – who portrayed MI6 agent Nomi in the James Bond motion picture – is said to be in line with the role of Rita Marley in the as-yet-untitled film for Paramount.

Sources told Deadline in August that there had been a lengthy search to find the right actress for the part, and cinema bosses were keen to find someone of Jamaican descent. While Lynch was born in London, her family was from Jamaica.

He is the grandson of the famous reggae musician Bob Marley and the son of Stephen Marley.  Seen in 2018

He is the grandson of the famous reggae musician Bob Marley and the son of Stephen Marley. Seen in 2018

Bob died tragically of cancer in 1981 at the age of 36, but he is widely considered one of the pioneers of reggae music.

The late star had 11 children with seven different partners, and Ziggy, 51, previously admitted that his mother, Rita, 76, Bob’s widow, treated them all like her husband.

He said: ‘Some people didn’t approve of Bob seeing other women when he was married to my mother, but I didn’t know much about that, so it never bothered me. I know my mom didn’t like it, but she wasn’t the type to get vindictive or jealous.

As far as she was concerned, Damian [whose mother is Cindy Breakspeare, a former Miss World] She was Bob’s child and all of Bob’s children were her children too.

Marley spent his early years in Jamaica, where he attended Saints Peter and Paul Preparatory School.  Seen in 2014

Marley spent his early years in Jamaica, where he attended Saints Peter and Paul Preparatory School. Seen in 2014

Good Dad: While Bob was known as the King of Chill, Ziggy previously admitted that his dad could be a difficult dad because he was aware

The Good Dad: While Bob was known as the King of Chill, Ziggy previously admitted that his dad could be a difficult dad because he was aware of the “danger” of life in Jamaica. Seen in 1975

While Bob was known as the King of Chill, Ziggy had previously admitted that his father could be a tough parent because he was aware of the “danger” of life in Jamaica.

He said, “Growing up in Jamaica in the 1970s could be dangerous. There were guns everywhere. But as a kid, danger felt exciting. Every day was an adventure. I didn’t understand the seriousness of the situation.”

There were times my dad would ask me not to play in the street because he wanted to keep me safe. If I disobey him, he will slap me.

People think Bob was cool about everything, but he was tough when it came to discipline.

This is the traditional kind of Caribbean parenting — old school. Children grow up completely differently today.

Bob's grandchildren Johann Marley, left, and Joseph, right, visit Fox 29's Good Day at FOX 29 Studio in 2015 in Philadelphia

Bob’s grandchildren Johann Marley, left, and Joseph, right, visit Fox 29’s Good Day at FOX 29 Studio in 2015 in Philadelphia

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