Howard Bloom is the former press agent of the biggest stars of the 80s who recently delivered some anecdotes about the sad end of the life of Bob Marley, the icon of reggae.
In its publication of June 11, 2020, the New York Post revealed the confidences of Howard Bloom on Bob Marley. The memories of the end of life of the reggae star of the 80s tear the hearts when we specifically mention his health condition:
“I was told that Bob was dying of cancer in a Swiss clinic and that no one could know,” recalls the former press agent.
Despite this, Bloom continued to communicate about Bob Marley to the media while avoiding mentioning his condition and where he was hiding: “Every morning, Bob would come down from his room, look at newspapers from around the world and see if anyone was writing about his illness. If not, he would spend the day playing soccer outside.”
Boom had been careful not to let any mention of his cancer slip out, “Bob would stay in his room, sitting in the dark. My job was to make sure Bob took each day as a new day.”
The former press agent explained that after eight months of subterfuge, he received a call from a woman who told him that Bob Marley no longer needed him: “I got a call from a woman who told me that Bob didn’t need me anymore. It was one of the worst experiences of my life. It meant that Bob had given up on living. The light inside him went out and he died two weeks later.”
It is thus on May 11, 1981 that Bob Marley the icon of the Rastafari movement died in Miami, in the shade, far from the scene and his public. Thirty-six years old, Robert Nesta Marley could not resist his generalized cancer, with three tumors in the brain, one in the stomach and one in the lungs.