On May 11, 1981 musical legend Bob Marley died of lung cancer and a brain tumor.
The Jamaican singer had been battling cancer since July of 1977, with his health deteriorating throughout the years, with his last concert on September of 1980. He is best remembered for bringing reggae music and the Rastafari movement into the forefront of music and pop culture. His album, 1977’s “Exodus,” is one of the best-selling albums of all time, with combined sales of over 75 million albums and singles. At the time of his death he was 36.