How did Bob Marley die?

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Bob Marley died of cancer on May 11, 1981 at the age of 36 in Miami, Florida.
Bob Marley was the world's first reggae superstar. He was part of the Jamaican group The Wailers, along with reggae greats Bunny Livingston and Peter Tosh. In the late 1960s and early '70s Marley, a Rastafarian, gained early attention for writ... More>>
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Bob Marley died from cancer at the age of 36 on May 11, 1981. He was born in Jamaica in 1945. He was aware of melanoma problems in 1977 due to a bad toe & may have been saved
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Bob Marley died by cancer which started on the skin of his foot and then later spead to his lungs and his brain.His death could have been preventable but with the religion he didnt
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Bob Marley died of brain cancer in May of 1981. He was just 36 years
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At 36, music icon Bob Marley died from cancer on May 11, 1981. His real name is Robert Nesta Marley.
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Although doctors could have amputated Marley's foot to prevent the cancer from spreading, Marley's Rastafarian religion forbids amputation. He reportedly received holistic treatment and a skin graft in an attempt to stop the cancer, but it was insufficient to save his life. He was only 36 when he died.

Rumors have circulated that Marley's death was an assassination by the CIA. These theories propose that an agent gave Marley a pair of boots with a hidden source of radioactivity that caused his cancer.

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