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Jamaica songwriter of Marley tunes dies

January 1, 2009

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— Vincent Ford, a songwriter credited with composing the Bob Marley reggae classic “No Woman, No Cry,” has died in Jamaica. He was 68.

Ford died Sunday at a hospital of complications from diabetes, said Paul Kelly, a spokesman for the Kingston-based Bob Marley Foundation.

The song, which appeared on Marley’s 1974 “Natty Dread” album, was inspired by the Kingston ghetto where Marley and Ford lived in the 1960s.

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