Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry

Bob Marley died from a malignant melanoma, a form of cancer, that was on his right toe. He could've avoided death with amputation, but it was against his Rastafari beliefs. The cancer spread.
"Bob Marley played his final concert at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 23, 1980. The live version of "Redemption Song" on Songs of Freedom was recorded at this show. Marley afterwards sought medical help from Munich specialist Josef Issels, but his cancer had already progressed to the terminal stage. While flying home from Germany to Jamaica for his final days, Marley became ill, and landed in Miami for immediate medical attention. He died at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami, Florida on the morning of May 11, 1981 at the age of 36.

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