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Marley was awarded the International Peace Medal by the African delegation to the United Nations in 1978. He was also an official guest at Zimbabwe`s independence celebration two years later, an honor Marley was quoted as saying was the highest he`d ever received. (imdb.com)

Is father, with his wife Rita of Sharon Marley Prendergast (adopted), Cedella Marley, Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, and Stephanie (possibly adopted). He also had seven illegitimate children Rohan (b. 1972) (with Janet Dunn/Hunt), Robbie (b. 1972) (with Pat/Lucille Williams), Karen (b. 1973) (with Janet Bowen), Julian Marley (with Lucy Pounder), Damian Marley (with Cindy Tavares-Finson), Ky-Mani Marley (with Anita Belnavis) and Makeda Jahnesta who was born to Yvette Anderson/Crichton 11 days after he died in 1981. (imdb.com)

Survived an assassination attempt, receiving minor injuries in the chest and arm (December 1976). (imdb.com)

His albums are in the process of digital remastering and are being re-released with additional material such as alternate versions and unused demos. (imdb.com)

His posthumously released anthology collection "Legend" is one of the highest selling "greatest hits" recordings by a solo artist. (imdb.com)

A vegetarian. (imdb.com)

His grandson Zion David was born on 3 August 1997. (imdb.com)

His granddaughter Selah Louise was born on 18 November 1998. (imdb.com)

He is buried in a crypt at Nine Miles, near his birthplace, with his Gibson Les Paul Guitar, a soccer ball, a cannabis bud, and a Bible. (imdb.com)

Born to Norval Sinclair Marley (1895-1955), a Jamaican Marine officer and captain of Welsh descent, who later became a plantation overseer, and his wife Cedella Booker. (imdb.com)

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. (imdb.com)

His song "One Love" has been used extensively for Jamaican tourism commercials. (imdb.com)

He was voted the 11th Greatest Rock `n` Roll Artist of all time by Entertainment Weekly. (imdb.com)

Son of Cedella Booker. (imdb.com)

His album `Exodus` was chosen by Time magazine as the greatest album of the 20th century. (imdb.com)

Was arrested in England for possession of a joint of a marijuana. (imdb.com)

Was voted the third greatest lyricist of all time by BBC News Online users, following Bob Dylan and John Lennon (May 2001). (imdb.com)

Considered by many to be the first superstar from the Third World. (imdb.com)

His song `Rasta Man Chant` is a traditional Rastafarian chant, known to every adherent of the faith. (imdb.com)

Following the attempt on his life, he left Jamaica and lived in England between 1976 and 1978. In England he did not live with his wife Rita, but with Jamaican beauty queen Cindy Tavares-Finson. In fact, the song "Turn Your Lights Down Low" was written for her. They had a son together, Damian Marley. (imdb.com)

It was announced that his wife plans to have his remains exhumed and moved to Ethiopia (January 2005). (imdb.com)

Lived in the United States shortly in 1966. (imdb.com)

Refused amputation of his cancer-affected toe due to his religious beliefs. (imdb.com)

Suffered from a form of skin cancer called malignant melanoma, which is not common among black people. It`s widely believed that Marley got this form of skin cancer because his father was white. (imdb.com)

Was given a state funeral in Jamaica. (imdb.com)

The lyrics of his song "War" is a speech given in the United Nations by the late Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie. (imdb.com)

Was a Rastafarian. (imdb.com)

Was an avid and passionate footballer. (imdb.com)

Was named by his father Nesta Robert Marley after his brother who, when Bob was just born, wanted to adopt him. (imdb.com)

During the last months of his life, he suffered from very serious seizures. (imdb.com)

His youngest child, a daughter named Makeda, was born to Yvette Anderson 11 days after he died. (imdb.com)

Lived in Germany for a few months in 1981 for treatment for his cancer. (imdb.com)

Tuff Gong was his nickname, given to him due to his reputed physical strength. Later, Marley started his own music production company and named it Tuff Gong. (imdb.com)

Inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame for his outstanding contribution to British music and integral part of British music culture (11 November 2004). (imdb.com)

One of the personalities mentioned in the song "Genius of Love" by Tom Tom Club. The others mentioned were James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Hamilton Bohannon, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Kurtis Blow, Lowell `Sly` Dunbar (as Sly and Robbie) and Robbie Shakespeare (as Sly and Robbie). (imdb.com)

Was taught to play the guitar by Peter Tosh. (imdb.com)

The City of New York renamed a portion of Church Avenue from Remsen Avenue to 98th Street in Brooklyn Bob Marley Boulevard (2006). (imdb.com)

Was posthumously awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2001). (imdb.com)

Was of Sephardic Jewish descent on his fathers side. (imdb.com)


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