By Shawn Rice
Bob Marley’s death revealed to have been a murder committed by the government is a false conspiracy theory. There is no truth to a claim that the death of the reggae icon was actually murder as revealed by a former CIA agent named “Bill Oxley” who made the “confession” on his death bed. Marley actually died of brain cancer in May 1981.
Where did this conspiracy theory originate? In November 2017, Your News Wire published the fake news article reporting that Marley’s death was murder committed by the CIA. The fake news alleges that a CIA agent himself had followed up on a prior assassination attempt by tricking the singer into injecting himself with “cancer viruses and bacteria.”
A 79-year-old retired officer of the CIA, Bill Oxley, has made a series of stunning confessions since he was admitted to the Mercy Hospital in Maine on Monday and told he has weeks to live. He claims he committed 17 assassinations for the American government between 1974 and 1985, including the music icon Bob Marley.
According to Mr. Oxley, he used press credentials to gain access to Bob Marley during his Blue Mountains retreat. He introduced himself as a famous photographer working for the New York Times, and gave Bob Marley 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.”
However, the above story is a false conspiracy theory, according to Snopes. Your News Wire, which has a history of publishing false information, fails to provide any source for its claim, despite including extensive quotations from the alleged dying “Oxley.” Snopes reported not finding any record of a Bill or William Oxley having any association with the CIA.
Additionally, there is no concrete origin for the image used with the conspiracy theory.
The conspiracy theory reflects an incident that happened on Dec. 3 1976, where gunmen shot up Marley’s home on Hope Road in Kingston, Jamaica, injuring the singer, his wife Rita and his manager Don Taylor. However, the assailants were never formally identified or brought to justice leading to many believing the conspiracy theory involving the CIA.
Some people close to Marley suggested and believed that the attackers were connected to Edward Seaga, an opposition politician, according to an account by Vivien Goldman, a journalist who knew Marley and was his publicist during the 1970s.
There were political tensions involving factions supportive of Jamaica’s Prime Minister Michael Manley and his socialist People’s National Party, who were sympathetic to Fidel Castro’s Cuba, and Edward Seaga and his conservative Jamaica Labour Party, who were sympathetic to the United States. Again, leading to the conspiracy theory behind Marley.
Marley organized the Smile Jamaica concert in a non-partisan effort to ease political tensions Go to the full article.
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