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Reggae Legend Bob Marley's Mother Dies

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Cedella Marley Booker, the mother of late reggae musician Bob Marley, has passed away at her South Florida home. She was 81.

Booker's daughter-in-law, Shirleen, told WFOR-TV's Web site that her mother-in-law died of natural causes Tuesday night. Booker was surrounded by loved ones inside her home and was said to be "happy."


WFOR Reports: Bob Marley's Mother Dies
Not only was she the mother of famed reggae musician Bob Marley, she was also a musician and author. She even has her own MySpace page.

She had written two books about her son and released two albums "Awake Zion" and "Smilin' Island of Song."

Family members are currently making arrangements for a memorial in her honor.