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Where is Rita Marley, Bob Marley's wife, now?

Rita Marley performing in 1982.
Rita Marley performing in 1982.Paul Natkin/WireImage
  • Bob Marley's life inspired a new biopic titled "Bob Marley: One Love" starring Kingsley Ben-Adir.

  • Lashana Lynch portrays his wife, Rita Marley, who was a member of the I Threes.

  • Rita Marley founded the Bob Marley Foundation in 1986 and produced the biopic.

Rita Marley continues to keep Bob Marley's legacy active nearly 43 years after his death.

Bob's contributions to reggae music are dramatized in Reinaldo Marcus Green's new biopic, "Bob Marley: One Love," starring Kingsley Ben-Adir as Bob Marley and Lashana Lynch as Rita Marley.

In real life, Bob (born Nesta Robert Marley) and Rita Marley (born Alfarita Constantia Anderson) met as young musicians in Jamaica and got married in 1966. Their blended family is made up of the three children they had together — Ziggy, Cedella, and Stephen — as well as kids from their other relationships.

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They also worked together as musical collaborators, with Rita Marley's I Threes trio serving as background vocalists for the Bob Marley and the Wailers band.

Since her husband died from skin cancer on May 11, 1981, Rita Marley and her children have carried on the musician's messages of love, unity, and peace.

Here's what Rita Marley, now 77, has been up to.

She converted the Marley home in Kingston into the Bob Marley Museum, published an autobiography, and launched a nonprofit

Rita Marley in the 2012 documentary "Marley."
Rita Marley in the 2012 documentary "Marley."Magnolia Pictures

Rita Marley turned her late husband's home into a museum for the public in 1986. The Bob Marley Museum includes some of his personal items, photos, merchandise, and a café.

She founded the Bob Marley Foundation the same year and established another nonprofit named the Rita Marley Foundation in 2000, both of which strive to eliminate poverty and provide resources for underserved communities in Jamaica.

Her memoir, "No Woman No Cry: My Life with Bob Marley," was released in 2004 and chronicled her early life, relationship with Bob, and more.

She also released music of her own, including "We Must Carry On" (which earned a Grammy nomination), "Harambe," and "Sunshine After Rain."

In 2012, Rita appeared in the documentary "Marley," which was based on her late husband's life.

People magazine reported that Rita was now living in Miami.

Rita Marley is among several family members who were involved in the production of 'Bob Marley: One Love'

Kingsley Ben-Adir as Bob Marley
Kingsley Ben-Adir as Bob Marley in "Bob Marley: One Love."Paramount

Rita Marley, her son Ziggy Marley, and her daughter Cedella Marley served as producers on the film. Meanwhile, her son Stephen Marley was the biopic's music supervisor.

In the production notes, Cedella Marley said people who were in Bob's inner circle, such as the members of the I Threes — Rita Marley, Judy Mowatt, and Marcia Griffiths — were invaluable in making the movie as authentic as possible.

"We had those people who we could really access to get their point of view on who Daddy was, in rehearsals, or just chilling, or having a party," Cedella said. "We had the people who lived the story with Daddy, helping us to tell ours. That's what makes it feel so right."

Cedella added that every day she was on the set of "Bob Marley: One Love," she'd send footage of the scenes to her mom, "and she would always have a comment."

"Mummy is Daddy's voice now," she said.

"Bob Marley: One Love" is now playing in theaters.

Read the original article on Business Insider