Bob Marley (Rasta In Peace) was a Rasta and a reggae musician who composed songs, played the electric guitar and sang as the frontman for his band, The Wailers. Many of the songs he wrote dealt with political issues such as racial intolerance and the plight of the poor communities in the developing world. He gave a writing credit for "No Woman, No Cry" to Vincent Ford, who ran a soup kitchen in Trenchtown.
Many of his compositions remain popular to this day, including:
- Buffalo Soldier
- Get Up, Stand Up
- I Shot the Sheriff
- No Woman No Cry
- Redemption Song
Marley died from cancer in 1980. After receiving his diagnosis, he refused the recommended procedure of amputating his cancerous toe, citing his Rastafari faith, which decrees that that which Jah has made cannot be undone by man. He also rejected conventional treatment and instead sought treatment from a practitioner of alternative medicine named Josef Issels. He died less than a year later.