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8 /10 Survival

Marley continued to pursue success ceaselessly through the 1970s as his group became immensely popular.

Their style shifted slightly throughout it, including more religious intonations from his growing Rastafari beliefs.

Signs that things were possibly going bad first came up in July of 1977 when he was first diagnosed with malignant melanoma.

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7 /10 Burnin'

Marley had a growth under one of his toenails, rumored to result from an older injury sustained while playing his beloved football, but that was not the case.

It simply was there, and he ignored it for a time until he started to become weak.

He was known to be relentless when it came to tours and performances, even to the point of overworking to perform for his ever-increasing crowds.


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