By Leilani

LifeBuzz Staff

Could The Body Of A Homeless Man Explain What REALLY Happened To Bob Marley?

Born on February 6, 1945, in Nine Mile, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica, Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley would have been 71 years old today. At the age of 12, he moved to Trenchtown, a neighborhood in Kingston, where he soon joined a vocal group. During these early years, reggae musician Joe Higgs served as a great mentor to youth in music. In addition to helping foster the group's vocal techniques, Higgs also taught Marley how to play the guitar.

Originally called The Teenagers in 1963, the group name was later changed to The Wailers. The group disbanded in 1974, but the singer-songwriter continued to perform under Bob Marley and the Wailers. It was his 1977 release of the album Exodus, which included hits like 'One Love' and 'Waiting in Vain', that established him as one of the best-selling artists of all time.

News of his death on May 11, 1981 in Miami devastated fans across the world. He had contracted a type of melanoma skin cancer four years prior and it had unfortunately spread throughout his body.

Despite this, The Richmond Globe and other sites claimed that the body of a homeless man discovered behind a fast food restaurant in Jamaican turned out to be the real Bob Marley. Is this even possible? Continue reading to learn more.

The Legacy

Bob Marley once sang, "One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." It was through his reggae music that he was was able to hit listeners with healing and positivity.

The Legacy

Latest News on His Death

Despite his death officially dated May 11, 1981, The Richmond Globe published an article titled 'DNA Shocker! Body Of Homeless Man Found In Fast Food Restaurant Was BOB MARLEY!' just last year. They included this photo of Juici Patties.

Latest News on His Death

Strange Details

According to the article, there was no identification found on the body.

"Indeed, the only possessions the old man had on him were a faded photograph of the Houses of Parliament in London, a dented tin containing a small quantity of marijuana and a battered old guitar," they wrote.

Connections to Marley

While it might seem strange, we know that Bob Marley could strum and he was often photographed in clouds of smoke.

Connections to Marley

The musician was also a well known Rastafarian. In this religion, it is not uncommon for followers to keep their hair long or smoke marijuana, referred to as the holy herb, for spiritual purposes.

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