Joseph "Jo Mersa" Marley, the second grandson of icon Bob Marley, has passed away at age 31. The reggae artist was found reportedly unresponsive in a vehicle in Florida.

The news was initially revealed by Jamaican-based journalist Abka Fitz-Henley.

It was later confirmed by a representative for the young artist to the Rolling Stones. It has also been confirmed by Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

The cause of death has not been disclosed. According to WZPP Radio in Miami, the musician allegedly passed away from an asthma attack.

Marley was born in Kingston on March 12, 1991, to Bob Marley’s second son Grammy-winning musician and Record Producer Stephen Marley.

At age 11, Marley moved to Miami where he would grow up. He went to Palmetto High School and decided to stay in the family business studying studio engineering at Miami Dade College.

In 2010, Marley, who went by Jo Mersa, released his first song “My Girl,” which was a collaboration between himself and Cousin Daniel Bambaata Marley, son of Ziggy Marley, who is Bob Marley’s first son. Jo Mersa put out his first EP “Comfortable” in 2014. His last project was his EP “Eternal,” which was released in 2021.

The artist is survived by his wife Qiara and their young daughter Sunshine.

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