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(PHOTOS)Reggae King; Check Bob Marley's Last Known Picture, Song And Words To His Son Before He Died

The King of reggae Robert Nesta Marley has been a source of inspiration to many around the world due to the positive influence of his music even after many decades of his demise. Many enquire about his last days especially his last words, last picture he took and his last song.

Born on February 6th 1945 in saint Ann Parish Jamaica, the reggae legend left an indelible mark on lovers of reggae and impacted positively on the young generation to aspire to greater heights in life. In 1977, Bob Marley was diagnosed with malignant melanoma, a kind of skin cancer, after doctors found a lesion on a toe he had injured earlier in a soccer game.

At the time, physicians recommended having the toe amputated. However, Marley opposed the surgery. As a devout Rastafarian, Bob Marley adhered strongly to the tenets of his religion, which includes a belief that amputation is sinful. A Bible verse that Rastafarians hold as very important is Leviticus 21:5, which says, "They shall not make baldness upon their head, neither shall they shave off the corner of their beard, nor make any cuttings in the flesh."

The first part of this verse is the foundation of the belief in wearing dreadlocks, and the second is the basis for a belief that amputation (as well as other types of body modification) is sinful. Other verses, including those which refer to the body as a holy temple, may also influence this belief.

This is the last known picture of Bob Marley taken before he succumbed to cancer on May 11th 1981 at the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami. He was 36 years and had lost 70 pounds due to the spread of the cancer to his head and lungs. His last words to his son Ziggy were " Money Can't buy life."

On first glance, I would assume it would be something to do with the age old saying of “money can't buy you happiness.” Money may buy you things that make your life good, but that doesn’t mean you will have a good life. Alternatively, he could mean something about life experiences. Money can't buy you those. You have to live them. Are you alive or just living? Maybe he's pointing towards that area of thinking and that money can't buy you the feeling of being alive.

I think the most relevant meaning would be that when your time is up, it's up. Money can't buy you more life to live. It can't buy you any more time. However it's interpreted, I believe the take away from his words are to live life to its fullest and that money isn't everything.

Bob Marley's last song with the wailers was redemption song which was from 9th album.

Had Bob Marley had the surgery as recommended by his physicians, he would have lived and would have been alive Today.

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