Bob Marley died on May 11, 1981 from malignant melanoma. Strange circumstances of Marley's death are often associated with the way his illness was discovered. Once Marley has injured his big toe while playing football and the doctor made the artist an injection of an unknown drug. Therefore, many believe that it was an attack on the singer's life that caused his illness. Doctors recommended to amputate a finger, but Marley refused surgery because of his religious beliefs. As a result, started a melanoma which gave metastasized to the lungs and brain, resulting death.