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The Appeals Court in Kingston, Jamaica, has ordered that reggae singer Bob Marley’s estate be sold for $8.6 million to the New York-based recording company Island Logic. Marley’s widow, reggae singer Rita Marley, and lawyers for his 11 children had argued that the price was too low and appealed an earlier approval of the sale by the estate’s administrator, a Kingston bank. Marley, 36, died of cancer in May, 1981, in a Miami hospital without leaving a will. Island Logic was ordered to pay for the estate at once and not over a 10-year period as proposed originally. Two weeks ago, four of his children, who perform as Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, won the reggae music section of the Grammy Awards with their album “Conscious Party.”


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