Bob Marley’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Feb 6, 1945

Death Date

May 11, 1981

Age of Death

36 years

Cause of Death

Skin Cancer (melanoma)

Place of Death

May 11, 1981


Reggae Singer

The reggae singer Bob Marley died at the age of 36. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Born Nesta Robert Marley, he became known as the Ambassador of Third World for his music and sold over 75 million reggae albums worldwide. He died of cancer at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami, Florida. 

He got married to Rita Marley on February 10, 1966 and they had five children together. He had a total of eleven children across all of his relationships. 



“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” (Bob Marley)


“Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.” (Bob Marley)


“The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.” (Bob Marley)


“If you’re white and you’re wrong, then you’re wrong; if you’re black and you’re wrong, you’re wrong. People are people. Black, blue, pink, green – God make no rules about color; only society make rules where my people suffer, and that why we must have redemption and redemption now.” (Bob Marley)


“Don’t gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold.” (Bob Marley)