Joseph “Joe Mersa” Marley, a reggae artist who followed in the footsteps of father, musician Stephen Marley, and grandfather, late reggae star Bob Marley, has died, Miami police told CNN.
He was 31 years old.
Marley was found dead in his parked car in Miami on Monday night. Police are investigating his death but said they do not suspect foul play. The Miami-Dade coroner is conducting an examination to determine his cause of death.
Marley, a Jamaican native who grew up in Miami, was mourned on Tuesday by Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness.
“It is really sad news; Sending strength to the Marley family at this time,” Holiness wrote in a tweet,
Jamaican opposition leader Mark J. Golding Tweeted“The loss of a child is a devastating blow that no parent should have to face, my condolences to Stephen and the entire family.”
CNN has contacted a representative for Marley.
A reggae artist in his own right, the young Marley released his debut EP, “Comfortable,” in 2014. He came out with another EP last year titled “Eternal”.
He is best known for the 2016 hit “Burn It Down” as well as “Rock & Swing” from the “Comfortable” EP.
According to WZPP radio, Marley is survived by his wife and daughter. Other living relatives include his father, Stephen, and several siblings.