Fervent fans mark Marley’s birthday in Jamaica

February 6, 2013 • Entertainment

A mural depicting reggae music icon Bob Marley, right, and former Ethiopia’s Emperor Haile Selassie decorate a wall in the yard of Marley’s Kingston home, in Jamaica, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. Relatives and old friends, joined by hundreds of tourists, celebrated Marley’s 68th birthday, in the yard of his his Kingston. The reggae icon died of cancer in 1981 at age 36. (AP Photo/ David McFadden)

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Hundreds of tourists joined dreadlocked Rastafarian priests, leading reggae musicians and some of Bob Marley’s relatives at the late reggae icon’s old house in Jamaica to mark the 68th anniversary of his birth Wednesday.

Since his death from cancer in 1981 at age 36, Marley has become more than Jamaica’s most famous musical export. The trailblazing reggae songwriter’s message of unity and respect for human rights remains a beacon of hope for some in this Caribbean nation chronically struggling with a sputtering economy and high Login to read more

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