Jamaican reggae star Bob Marley in 1980. (Keystone, Getty Image)

Remembering Bob Marley on the 36th anniversary of his passing

The reggae legend and dedicated Rastafarian died on May 11, 1981 at age 36

There’s a natural mystic blowing through the air today as the world remembers Bob Marley on the 36th anniversary of his death. The planet has now been without the reggae legend for longer than he jammed on it, but Marley’s legacy of music, love, social justice and spirituality grows stronger every time somebody hits play on “Catch a Fire,” “Exodus” or “Uprising.”

Enjoy these classic Marley photos, check out The Denver Post’s full slideshow of archival photos of the icon’s life and death, then head over to The Cannabist’s Facebook page and Twitter (@Cannabist) to share your Marley memories.

bob marley reggae Jamaican Reggae singer Bob Marley performs in front of an audience of 40,000 during a festival concert of Reggae in Paris, France, on July 4, 1980. (Str, The Associated Press)

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Jamaican reggae musician Bob Marley performs on stage, a microphone in his hand, late 1970s. (Express Newspapers, Getty Images)

bob marley soccer Jamaican Reggae singer Bob Marley practices his football skills at a soccer field in Paris, France, on May 10, 1977. Marley and friends were due to play in a friendly match against French personalities, but due to bad weather the match was cancelled. (AP Photo)