Was Bob Marley ever shot?

Bob Marley died in 1981, officially due to malignant melanoma, a dangerous type of cancer that was found on his big toe. Some believe it was from a copper wire that was in a pair of boots given to him by a CIA agents son at a concert, which poked him in the big toe, and he hurt it more while playing soccer.


he died on May 11, 1981 at the age of 36


However, 5 years earlier (December 5, 1976) at a concert in Jamaica, Bob, his wife and manager were all shot by an unidentified gunman. They all survived the attack.


The concert was billed as a peace rally to quell growing political violence in the run-up to the country's national elections, but was viewed by many as a political rally by the sitting government. Bob was therefore accused of taking sides and is believed to have been attacked by gunmen aligned with the government's main political opponents.