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Missing Bob

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Today, we take another look at where some Jamaican entertainers were when Bob Marley passed and how they felt, 31 years ago on Friday.

Nadine Sutherland, entertainer

More than likely I would have been at school, but I was devastated as Bob Marley basically opened the door for me to be who I am today. All that he was doing for me, the interest that he took in me, I was young and just getting to know who he was. I know that he used to buy me ice cream and he used to put me on a stool when I was recording and make sure that I was all right. All this has just really saddened me.

Dr Donna Hope, lecturer in popular culture/author

I was a teenager when the news came, for me it was like oh dear, this important music person has died because at that time Jamaicans were just coming to recognise what he really meant. I remember more vividly, the funeral procession though, because it actually took a route through where I lived in Linstead at the time. I was standing on the bridge looking down on the round-a-bout and there was a huge crowd. I was about 14 at the time.

Ity, comedian

I was very young, I don't remember exactly what I was doing, but I remember it was all over the news. I lived in Trench Town at the time ... that's where he was from, where he grew up. Everybody on the corner was talking about this man Bob Marley but it was later that I would come to understand who he was. I spent most of my life imitating this man.

Bob Andy, reggae vocalist/songwriter

I had a strange dream the night before, that's the Thursday ... I was standing outside the tennis court at the New Kingston Hotel at the time, and I saw a falling star and it fell on a fence and it was giving off sparks and I ran because I figure that it could burn. Next day I was playing a set of tennis with a friend and when I got the news I just stop playing tennis, and my friend said, 'look here man, Bob Marley achieve what he should achieve'.