Person Male Born 6/2/1945 Died 11/5/1981
Robert Nesta Marley, singer, lyricist and Rastafarian icon. His reggae songs include: No Woman, No cry, One Love, I Shot the Sherriff.
Born in Jamaica. Marley was invited by American singer Johnny Nash to support his 1972 UK tour, Marley and his band the Wailers played gigs around London hoping to land a big record deal; they met the owner of the independent Island Records and this led to international success.
In 1977 diagnosed with cancer in a soccer wound on a big toe. Rastafarians believe that people should die whole and so do not accept amputation as a treatment. The cancer spread but he continued touring. In May 1981 he left Germany to spend his last days in Jamaica but he became too ill on the flight and was take to a hospital, the Cedars of Lebanon, in Miami, where he died.
More information about Bob Marley in London at the BBC, and Fitzrovia News.