From the intro of www.rollingstone.com:
In the 1981 Rolling Stone obituary, Bob Marley biographer Timothy White wrote, "The pervasive image of Bob Marley is that of a gleeful Rasta with a croissant-sized spliff clenched in his teeth, stoned silly and without a care in the world. But, in fact, he was a man with deep religious and political sentiments who rose from destitution to become one of the most influential music figures in the last 20 years."
(Read more on the website: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/bob-marley-greatest-songs. It's a lovely written and edited list.)