Bob Marley
Bob Marley. Source: Instagram.

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.

Advertise With Us

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: