Marley fans continue to be convinced there is more to the 36-year-old’s tragic death than meets the eye. History records the reggae legend was found to have cancer under the nail of his toe which eventually spread to his brain – killing him on May 11, 1981.
Conspiracy theories remain rampant however, namely the argument accusing the CIA of masterminding his assassination for the US. American rapper T.I. has reignited the conspiracies by sharing a shocking headline and section of a news story from an unidentified source. It recounts an unconfirmed report that surfaced online claiming a CIA officer confessed to killing Marley on his deathbed.
T.I. – famous for his duets with Rihanna and Justin Timberlake – shared the post to his 8.9 million followers on Twitter.
Featuring a picture of Marley, the headline reads “Bob Marley was murdered by CIA, admits ex-officer on deathbed”. It cities unconfirmed and possibly fake news claims from a man named “Bill Oxley” who claimed to be a an agent who murdered Marley and at least 17 others for Washington. The post was liked more than 115,000 times, and T.I. wrote simply “I’m just gon leave this here”.