The Canadian city of Toronto has officially declared February 6 as Bob Marley Day.

This proclamation was made by the Toronto's Mayor, John Tory.

The Mayor made the announcement in a tweet accompanied by a photo of the proclamation, he wrote;

“Proud to proclaim today Bob Marley Day in the City of Toronto. This Toronto tradition pays tribute to Bob Marley’s legacy of peace, harmony and the unity of humankind. His music lives on today and is a guide towards a world united one love.”

The singer and songwriter, who created a mix of reggae, rocksteady and ska in his musical compositions, died on May 11, 1981 at the age of 36 from skin cancer.

Read the full proclamation below:

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