Cuban born Rita Marley, mother of four of Marley children —Sharon, Cedella, David (Ziggy) and Stephen and widow of the Reggae superstar Bob Marley, has been admitted to the hospital after suffering a major stroke on Wednesday in Miami.
This is not the first stoke Rita Marley has suffered from. Family members were always aware of her condition and has been closely monitoring her. The seventy-year-old reggae icon was in Miami to attended an event, her appearance has since been cancelled.
Rita has six children, two from other relationships and four with Bob. Bob adopted Rita’s two children as his own and they have the Marley name. Bob has 14 children in total: the two of Rita’s that he adopted, four born to Rita.
After Marley’s death, she recorded a few albums under her name with some success in the United Kingdom.
In 1986, Rita made the decision to convert Bob Marley’s home into the Bob Marley Museum. She is also the Founder and Chairperson of the Robert Marley Foundation, Bob Marley Trust, and the Bob Marley Group of Companies. She has also adopted 35 children in Ethiopia and has assisted over 200 children in Konkonuru Methodist School in Ghana where she has been granted citizenship.