Moreover, Marley’s case of acral melanoma is described in an article in Cancer Research U.K.’s science blog as a rare, fast-growing cancer that would have been difficult to treat with the technology available in the 1980s.
Adding fuel to the conspiracy theory was a prior attempt on Marley’s life. Before his cancer diagnosis, Marley was shot in the chest for supporting Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley, according to The Guardian.
A separate post to the Instagram page @_libertylou outlines the details of an alleged confession from an ex-CIA agent. The @_libertylou account is tied to QAnon “Deep State” conspiracy theories, according to its profile page.
The post suggested Marley was targeted for his Rastafarian beliefs. Though it doesn’t label Oxley as the “CIA agent” who assassinated Marley, the claim is almost identical to the source on defunct news website Your News Wire.
To get close enough to Marley to inject him with a cancer-causing substance, an elaborate setup was planned involving the CIA agent’s son, according to @_libertylou.
“The day of the (Smile Jamaica Concert) event, a ‘USA photographer’ who wanted to meet Marley got access,” the post reads. “He told Marley how excited he was to film the event, and even brought him a pair of shoes. Bob tried on the shoe and screamed out ‘OUCH’! They found a pointed copper/metal in the top part of the shoe. They immediately thought it was radioactive or poisoned.”
The Smile Jamaica concert was held on Dec. 5, 1976, according to the official website for Bob Marley.
The post described how doctors discovered Marley’s cancer five months later during a visit to the hospital after a soccer player stepped on his toe. “They later found out the ‘photographer’ was the CIA agent’s son,” the claim ends.
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