Conspiracy theories have been circulating since before the 19th century. Honestly, knowing humans, probably even longer. Some of these conspiracies really make for some controversial legacies (flat Earth, anyone?). Combining this with our fascination with celebrities’ lives and their downfall , we’ve concocted some weird theories. Throw the dark world of music in there, and you might as well have made Snow White’s poison apple. From Illuminati associations to animal body parts, here are the weird conspiracies in music.
Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley was a Jamaican musician, singer, and songwriter considered the pioneer of reggae. In 2018, stories started circulating on social media that a former agent of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Bill Oxley, confessed he killed Marley. The death-bed confession claims that the CIA was responsible for infecting Marley with cancer viruses and bacteria. Since the release of the Bob Marley Documentary on Netflix indicates the CIA admitted to keeping tabs on Marley in the 1970s, it easily made fans believe the agency was behind his death. People have tried to debunk this theory. They found no Bill Oxley associated with the CIA. The photo used in the circulated story was also a stock photo by a Polish photographer, Katarzyna Bia?asiewicz.
This story may not be true, but Marley did pass away from brain cancer that started with an infection in his toe. There was also an assassination attempt on his life in 1976 that was linked to the CIA. The two gunmen involved claimed they were contracted by the CIA in exchange for guns and drugs. So, perhaps it’s not so wild some would assume the CIA contributed to his early death in 1983.