Bob Marley died at the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami on May 11, 1981. He was 36-years-old. According to Wikipedia report, Marley died of Malignant Melanoma. In a publication made by Smooth radio, Marley “died from an acral lentiginous melanoma,” which is a type of skin cancer (pigmented skin cancer.)
Bob Marley was born on February 6, 1945 and would have been 76-year-old now.
His final words to his son Ziggy were “Money can’t buy life.” Marley died from an acral lentiginous melanoma, which is a form of skin cancer. He had been diagnosed in 1977, and it had spread from under a nail of his toe.
He first discovered the melanoma while playing football in 1977. A foot injury seemed worse than usual, and got worse over time. After doctors discovered it was cancer, he was advised to have his toe amputated.
However, he refused as his Rastafarian faith considers it a sin to have any part of the body ‘temple’ removed. Instead, he agreed to a skin graft, but sadly this didn’t stop the disease spreading throughout his body by 1980.