Rita Marley, the widow of reggae legend Bob Marley, has distanced herself from reports that she plans to exhume his remains in Jamaica and re-bury them in Ethiopia. A spokeswoman for the Marley Foundation, who is travelling with her, said her words had been "twisted". It was originally reported that Bob would be re-buried sometime in February to coincide with a month long 60th birthday anniversary celebration in Ethiopia. Rita, who is currently in Ethiopia, has now denied the reports.
Spokesman Desta Meghoo-Peddie told BBC 1Xtra: "She does express honestly and candidly the fact that Bob, as a Rasta man, loved Ethiopia and she would love to see the day where he is laid to rest in his father's land, and she has never been secretive about that. But we have never ever put out anything saying Bob is going to be exhumed, and returned home, and it is very painful to see something so wonderful is being twisted."
Again, Bob was unavailable for comment.