The Stanley Theatre, now known as The Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, was the home for the final public concert of Bob Marley’s career on September 23, 1980.
The day after performing two nights at Madison Square Garden, he collapsed while jogging in Central Park and, during a hospital visit, was told the worst: The cancer he was diagnosed with three years earlier had spread, and he was advised to cease touring.
Ever the showman, and not wanting to disappoint his fans, Marley performed here on September 23rd. On May 11, 1981, Bob Marley died.
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