Half a year following the sudden death of Jo Mersa Marley, fresh insights surrounding the tragic circumstances have been disclosed.
Jo Mersa Marley, the descendant of reggae music luminary Bob Marley, reportedly succumbed to a severe bout of asthma, exacerbated by either rhinovirus or enterovirus infection, as per files secured from the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office by Rolling Stone.
These viruses typically manifest symptoms akin to a routine cold, the well-established music periodical highlights.
The medical examiner’s report revealed that Marley, son of the Grammy-recognized Stephen Marley, had a medical history that included asthma, bronchitis, and pneumonia. Notably, he wasn’t following the prescribed regimen for his asthma at the time of his demise, as indicated by Rolling Stone. The renowned music journal further divulges that the report refers to the 31-year-old musician’s smoking habit, the presence of “enlarged glottic tonsils,” and a black discoloration detected in his lungs.
Marley’s lungs also bore the hallmark signs of congestion, hyperexpansion, and an excess of mucus within the respiratory pathways.
Intriguingly, a toxicology examination disclosed the presence of THC – the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, naloxone, and a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% in Marley’s body when he died.
The medical report categorically states, “An acute asthma exacerbation due to viral illness is a common occurrence and is regarded as a non-allergic event.” It goes on to add, “Chronic smoking of combustible substances like tobacco or marijuana is particularly hazardous for someone with asthma.”