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Four Iconic belongings Bob Marley took with him to the grave

Four Iconic belongings Bob Marley took with him to the grave

Robert Nesta Marley, affectionately called Bob Marley needs no introduction. Aside his music, he was very sociable and generous. Giving back to society was one particular attribute he was remembered for. 

Marley's charitable works got him the love and admiration of many. His unprecedented legacy continues to live on and his music continues to motivate people from all walks of life. 

However, his popularity and fame got him enemies. His politically sensitive songs made him very controversial both at home and abroad. Attempts were made on his life, including a shooting incident that got him injured. 

Conspiracy theories with regard to his death, are widely circulated the world over. Popular among them, is the involvement of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

What is certain, however, is that he died from cancer in 1981. He was only 36 years old. 

His final musical concert was in Pittsburgh(USA) on September 1980. He died in a hospital called Cedars of Lebanon in Miami, Florida, USA.

It is believed that his final words on his death bed to his eldest son, Ziggy Marley was “Money can’t buy Life”.

Bob Marley was given a state burial ceremony in his homeland, Jamaica on May 21, 1981. He was buried in his place of birth. 

In his coffin were iconic regalia which included;

His favourite Gibson Les Paul guitar.

A football.

A marijuana roll.

A ring which he wore almost always. 

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