Cuban-born Jamaican singer and the widow of Bob Marley, Rita Marley, is dead.
Before her death, she was a member of the vocal group the I Threes, along with Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt, who gained recognition as the backing vocalists for Bob Marley and the Wailers.
Rita was hospitalized in Miami in 2016 due to a stroke.
Although a source close to Marley’s family in southwestern Miami admitted that the family patriarch was ill in the hospital, they reluctantly acknowledged the nature of the illness, even though he admitted he had a “serious stroke” or was in the hospital. has been accepted.
The source says. “The family just wants maximum peace and privacy right now.” According to the source, this is the second time that Rita, who recently moved from America to Ethiopia, had a stroke.
The sad news of her death was announced by the Children of Zimbabwe War Veteran Association in a short tweet.
Her cause of death was not made known.
Born on July 25, 1946. She grew up in Santiago de Cuba with Leroy Anderson and Cynthia “Beda” family.
Rita grew up on the upper level of Beachwood Avenue in Kingston, USA. Her life “No woman cries. In My Life with Bob Marley, he describes how his aunt Viola raised him on the way to Greenwich Park.
In the mid-1960s, Rita met Bob Marley after meeting Peter Tosh. After learning that she was a singer, she was asked to audition for the Souls. The group included Rita, her cousin Konstantin “Dream” Walker and Marlene “Precious” Gifford.
Bob Marley, then a member of the Wailers Vocal Trio with Bailey Livingston and Peter Tosh, became the band and manager, working together he fell in love with Rita.
Records released by Soulettes include rock and roll tunes such as “for all time”, “Turn Turn Turn” (released in 1966 “Friends and Lovers”, “Another Chance” and “That’s Not Right”) Wailers’ harmonious vocals), as well as the Rita and Bonnie Livingston duet “Bless You”, were released years later for fans and the album Friends.
Following the recording of one of Bob One’s studio labels, Rita married Bob Marley in February 1966, before her husband moved to Wilmington, Delaware, USA, for a few months to make ends meet at the Dupont Hotel.
She bore Bob four children: Sharon, Cedella, Ziggy, and Stephen. She has two children from other relationships, she has adopted from Bob’s other eight children.
Bobby replaced Konstantin “Vision Walker”, who recorded several songs with The Wailers during this time.