Bob Marley is said to have died of brain cancer in 1981.
A report has many Bob Marley fans tripping. The piece contains quotes from a supposed CIA retiree named Bill Oxley. The 79-year-old is said to have confessed to the assassination of Marley. Oxley was inspired by his mortality to share his secrets from his deathbed.
The man said he had been given an order to kill the reggae artist a few years before Marley eventually died. Since he was part of the CIA for close to three decades, taking the order posed no issue.
“I was a patriot, I believed in the CIA, and I didn’t question the motivation of the agency – I’ve always understood that sometimes sacrifices have to be made for the greater good.”
Oxley said he falsified press credentials to sneak into the music icon's Blue Mountain retreat. He posed as a famed photographer for the New York Times and came bearing a gift.
“I gave him a pair of Converse All Stars. Size 10. When he tried on the right shoe, he screamed out ‘OUUUCH.‘ That was it. His life was over right there and then. The nail in the shoe was tainted with cancer viruses and bacteria. If it pierced his skin, which it did, it was goodnight nurse.”
This story is unlikely, but fans are still intrigued by the new conspiracy theory.