Jamaican singer-songwriter, Nesta Robert Marley would have been 74-year-old today, February 6. He, however, died of skin cancer on May 11, 1981.
Marley started his musical career in 1963 with the group the Wailers and forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that became popular with audiences worldwide.
The Rastafarian reggae was just 36-years-old when he died.
His musical success took off in 1964, and he insisted on continuing to perform, right through his illness until late 1980, just a few months before his death.
Fan all over the world took to micro-blogging site, Twitter, to mourn the Regae icon. Read tweets below:
Today is Bob Marley’s birthday. Here he was with Cde Chinx, during rehearsals ahead of the Independence celebrations at Rufaro Stadium in 1980 pic.twitter.com/pgxRrz6EV0
— Sungura Central (@SunguraCentral) February 6, 2019
Bob Marley would have celebrated his 74th birthday today. RIP pic.twitter.com/rI8DgpoqXg
— Classic Alternative (@altclassic) February 6, 2019
— BlackHistoryStudies (@BlkHistStudies) February 6, 2019
Sending praise to Bob Marley on what would’ve been his 74th birthday. ❤️✊🏾🙏🏾 His message travelled across the world and united people. One Love still stands 🙌🏿 pic.twitter.com/Qz1zN8stpI
— MOBO (@MOBOAwards) February 6, 2019
This would’ve been Bob Marley’s 74th birthday.
What’s your favourite song ?
Mine : Is this love? pic.twitter.com/R5RgT9UNss
— 👑 ❁ (@Kvngobi) February 6, 2019
— The SporTalk ⚽ (@TheSporTalk) February 6, 2019
— Mureithi Gathogo (@BujuMurray) February 6, 2019
“Dready got a job to do and he’s got to fulfill that mission. To see his hurt is their greatest ambition, yeah, but we will survive in this world of competition…” Bob Marley (Ride Natty Ride)
— THE Blaze (@blazey_blaze) February 4, 2019
— Love4Rukkie (@the_rukkie) February 6, 2019
Bob Marley is a true Legend
He preached Love and Unity, but many remember him for drugs.
Happy birthday legend. Rest on.🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/VetGRAP9v1
— Kelechi † (@_igwilo) February 6, 2019
Mr. Bob Marley 🇧🇴
The King of Reggae
was born on 6 feb 1945
in Saint Ann, Jamaica 🇯🇲
and, sadly, passed away
on 11 May 1981(aged 36)
in Miami, Florida
“One love, one heart
Let’s get together
and feel allright”
RIP Buffalo Soldier 🚀 pic.twitter.com/eHVjkgRC7i
— Lazy Stardust (@fermontyvila) February 6, 2019
Happy 74th heavenly birthday Bob Marley (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981)
Gone far too soon ❤️🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/Lim2DF5OsJ
— Lorraine King (@lorrainemking) February 6, 2019
Today marks the official beginning of Reggae Month! ❤️💚💛
Drop your favorite lyrics from our Reggae Legend, Bob Marley!
— Bob Marley Museum (@bobmarleymuseum) February 1, 2019