The City Council of Los Angeles declared August 7th as Bob Marley Day in Los Angeles on Tuesday at a ceremony held in downtown Los Angleles at City Hall. Two of Marley’s children, Ziggy and Karen(blue dress), accepted a proclamation from councilmen Tom LaBonge and Joe Buscaino.  Ziggy’s four children Gideon,5, Judah,7, Justice Marley,20, and Zuri Marley,16, were also present at the special ceremony.


VIDEO: Ziggy Marley and Family Celebrate Bob Marley Day

The Jamaican musician and band leader was happy to be a part of his father’s special day. “Jamaica celebrated 50 years of independence yesterday [Monday, August 6, 2012]. We’re in the headlines of the Olympics too so everything [happens] for a reason, everything [is] working together,” said Marley.

The Marleys are also celebrating the DVD release of “Marley,” a documentary based on the life of the legendary Bob Marley, who died in 1981 after months of battling cancer.

Ziggy has six children in all.

Photos: Araya Diaz/AP



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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