Bob Marley
Bob Marley. Source: Instagram.

A former agent of America’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Bill Oxley has confessed to killing reggae icon Bob Marley.

Marley passed away at 36 following a four-year battle with cancer.

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However, that may not be the case as Oxley, from his deathbed, admitted to taking the life of the Jamaican.

According to Oxley, he killed Marley and other assassinations for the US government all between 1974 and 1985.

In a video shared online, the former CIA agent revealed he had no problem going on with Marley’s assassination since he “was a patriot, I believed in the CIA, and I didn’t question the motivation of the agency – I’ve always understood that sometimes sacrifices have to be made for the greater good.”

He said in the video that once “I gave him a pair of Converse All Stars. Size 10. When he tried on the right shoe, he screamed out ‘OUUUCH.‘

“That was it. His life was over right there and then. The nail in the shoe was tainted with cancer viruses and bacteria. If it pierced his skin, which it did, it was goodnight nurse.”

“There had been a series of high-profile assassinations of counter-culture figures in the United States in the late sixties, early seventies.

“By the time Bob Marley’s time came around, we thought subtlety was the order of the day. No more bullets and splattered brains.”

He added that “The last time I saw Bob before he died he had removed the dreadlocks, and his weight was dropping like a stone.

“He was very withdrawn, unbelievably small. He was shrinking in front of us. The cancer had done it’s job.”

The account, which many see as fiction, has a semblance with findings by UK scientists in 2014.

The CIA has not commented on the issue but had previously denied any involvement in Marley’s death.