Bob Marley’s death came as a shock to many people. It all started when the singer collapsed in Central Park while jogging. The incident occurred after Bob had just delivered a riveting performance at Madison Square Garden days earlier. Upon collapsing, he was admitted to the hospital.
Doctors found cancer that had been developing in Marley’s foot. The melanoma, which was located under the toenail, was likely triggered by a soccer injury. The doctors recommended amputation. However, Marley opted to forgo the treatment, since the removal of a body part violates the Rastafarian beliefs. This decision allowed cancer to spread, ultimately leading to his death on May 11, 1981. Among his final words were, “money can’t buy life,” which he uttered to his son from his hospital bed in Miami.