Marley’s untimely death happened when he was 36, after the development of a cancer in the singer’s body which manifested itself in a big toe that he refused on religious grounds to let doctors amputate. Marley’s dead body was flown from Miami to Jamaica and was subsequently buried in his home town of Nine Mile in the parish of St. Ann.
Just one indicator of the impact he left on the world was the fact that his eulogy was read by then Prime Minister Edward Seaga, who said:
“His voice was an omnipresent cry in our electronic world. He was an experience which left an indelible imprint with each encounter.
“Such a man cannot be erased from the mind. He is part of the collective consciousness of the nation.“
Enjoy Bob Marley’s 10 best-selling UK singles below:
Number one, No Woman no Cry:
Number two, Exodus:
Number three, Waiting in Vain:
Number four, Jammin’:
Number five, Is This Love:
Number six, Satisfy My Soul:
Number seven, So Much Trouble in the World:
Number eight, Could You be Loved:
Number nine, Three Little Birds:
Number 10, Buffalo Soldier: