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Lauryn Hill performs at the 2010 Harmony Festival in Santa Rosa, California in June 2010. / Bob Marley appears in concert in this undated photo posted on his website. - Provided courtesy of flickr.com/photos/islandgal / bobmarley.com

Bob Marley died 30 years ago: Lauryn Hill to honor singer on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon'

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05/11/2011 by Corinne Heller

Lauryn Hill is set to pay tribute to Bob Marley, who died 30 years ago, by performing two songs by the legendary reggae singers in a rare television appearance on the NBC talk show "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on Thursday, May 12.

Marley passed away from cancer on May 11, 1981. He was 36. Hill has five children with Marley's son Rohan and has found success with covers of some of his songs. The 35-year-old had made her music comeback last year after being largely absent from the industry since about 2002.

"Late Night" is honoring Marley with a serious of cover performances. His son Ziggy sang "Get Up, Stand Up" on Monday's episode, while Chris Cornell performed "Redemption Song" on Tuesday. "American Idol" alum Jennifer Hudson and Jakob Dylan are set to sing a Marley song on Wednesday. Lenny Kravitz is scheduled to close out Fallon's Marley tribute week on Friday.

Hill's hip hop group the Fugees' enjoyed international success with a 1996 cover of Marley's hit song "No Woman, No Cry." Hill's 1999 remix of Marley's song "Turn Your Lights Down Low" also ranked high on the music charts.

Also on Wednesday, May 11, the Grammy museum in Los Angeles plans to debut a new exhibit dubbed "Bob Marley, Messenger," which will contain some 40 artifacts, rare photographs and other items from the Marley family's private collection.

The singer himself never won a Grammy but did earn a lifetime achievement award in 2001. His sons Ziggy, Damian and Stephen are all Grammy winners.

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