Joseph Marley, the grandson of reggae legend Bob Marley, has died at the age of 31, according to the streaming service TIDAL.

Marley, better known as Jo Mersa, was reportedly found “unresponsive” inside a vehicle while in the United States, Jamaican reporter Abka Fitz-Henley reported on Tuesday.

A cause of death was not immediately made available.

TIDAL paid tribute to the reggae artist, tweeting: “Forever in our hearts. RIP Jo Mersa Marley. .”

The 31-year-old musician is the son of Stephen Marley, whose father was the late Jamaican superstar Bob.

Like his family, Jo Mersa followed in their footsteps and released his debut album, Comfortable, in 2014.

The six-song EP featured fellow Jamaican reggae stars Jemere Morgan and Wayne Marshall.

He also appeared on Morgan Heritage’s Grammy-winning Strictly Roots album the following year.

His second album, Eternal, was released last year and also featured six singles with artists like Melii, Black-Am-I, Busy Signal and Kabaka Pyramid.

Throughout the years, Jo Mersa would go on to appear in songs with artists like Farruko, Jesse Royal and his father, Stephen.


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