Bob Marley’s mother dies in Miami at 81

Posted: April 10, 2008 in Vibes
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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Cedella Booker, the mother of Jamaican music legend Bob Marley, has died, a family spokesman said Wednesday. She was 81. Booker died in her sleep Tuesday night at her home in Miami, apparently from natural causes, spokesman Jerome Hamilton said. Booker, a Jamaica native, was 18 when she married Norval Marley, a British man 32 years her senior. Their son brought Jamaican reggae music to international prominence, becoming its international image. Bob Marley died in Miami of a brain tumor in 1981 at age 36.

  1. blackhoodiez says:

    R.I.P. …….. Bless Up

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