(Jamaica Observer) The Marleys have decided not to release an official statement regarding a hoax that family matriarch Rita had died.
Reports swirled on social media last weekend that the 74-year-old widow of reggae icon Bob Marley, and an artiste in her own right, passed away on Friday.
The reports were quickly dashed by her family but yesterday Marley’s daughter, Cedella, went on social media and put all fears to rest. In a video, Cedella showed her mother, who despite slurring due to a protracted illness, spoke on camera.
“Good morning, good morning, good morning… Mommy: ‘Say good morning, mommy’,” said Cedella on the 36-second video.
“Good morning. I love you,” Rita Marley responded.
“She loves you. Give thanks and praise, the morning is nice, it’s lovely outside. Hope you’re listening to Bob Marley Tuff Gong Radio at Sirius XM. That’s what’s up… Get it, mom,” Cedella added.
“Everytime,” the elder Marley retorted.