Skip to comments.Reggae fans in Jamaica mark Bob Marley's death
Posted on 05/11/2011 4:52:48 PM PDT by AfricanChristian
Scores of reggae fans from across the globe placed roses before a statue of Bob Marley on Wednesday to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of the musician, whose charismatic, loose-limbed stage presence and lyrics promoting "one love" took the Jamaican musical genre to an international audience. Tourists watched as three clerics from the Ethiopian Orthodox Church spread incense and holy water around the Bob Marley Museum, the singer's former home in the capital of Kingston. Rastafarians who gathered around the property spoke in reverential tones about the icon of reggae music who died of cancer in 1981 at age 36. Yuya Furukawa, 29, came all the way from Kumamoto, Japan, to pay homage to Marley, who preached nonmaterialism and popularized the Rastafarian credo of oneness with nature and marijuana consumption as a sacrament. "Bob Marley is like a god in Japan," said Furukawa, holding a burning marijuana cigarette as he gazed up at the flower-laden statue of Marley holding his favorite Gibson guitar and pointing a finger skyward.
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Rumor is that on his deathbed he converted to Catholicism.
RIP, my friend.
"No worries. Mon!"
Dang....they’re going to need one bitchin’ bag of Oreos.
He may have made a death Bed confession.
He may have been raised Catholic before becoming a Rasta: http://www.life.com/gallery/59411/image/111561947#index/9
The Ethiopians claim him, however: http://www.catholicbristol.co.uk/news/index.php/2010/11/bob-marley-a-member-of-the-orthodox-catholic-family-of-churches/
So Ja Sey.
I love him!
But can´t remember anything about it the next day.
He converted to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church 6 months before his death and had an Orthodox funeral. Memory Eternal!
Hang on to your keys Mon. If you let go of them you will never find them.