How did Bob Marley die?

img_6684Many of us know Robert Nesta Marley as the late great Bob Marley, whose music has influenced so many around the world.

As one of my favorite artists of all time, I am often posed with the question of how did he really die? you know – because I was there…wasn’t even born.

However, I particularly like this one article Bob Marley’s Death because it highlighted, assumptions that I’d never heard of before like:

Rumors persist that Bob Marley was murdered by the CIA (among other theorized assassins), with assistance from Dr. Issels, who has been reported in these accounts to be a former Nazi. The most common version of the story is that the CIA had an operative give Marley a pair of boots as a gift, and the boots had a radioactive wire hidden in them, which caused the cancer on his toe.

But in all actuality, Bob did die in Miami on May 11, 1981, officially due to malignant melanoma, a dangerous type of cancer that was found on his toe.

Cancer pain: Most cancer pain is caused by the tumour pressing on bones, nerves or other organs in your body. Sometimes pain is related to your cancer treatment. For example, some chemotherapy drugs can cause numbness and tingling in your hands and feet or a burning sensation at the place where they are injected. Radiotherapy can cause skin redness and irritation.


I love this man’s music like I love my own self. What would our world be like if he was still alive?

Source: Cancer Research

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