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REGGAE STAR'S ESTATE THREATENS SUIT

Lawyers for the Bob Marley estate have given a Panamanian brewing company until the end of October to remove a mural with the reggae legend's image endorsing a local beer.

The foundation, run by members of Marley's family, may sue Cervecceria Nacional, which affixed its logo atop a restaurant mural of Marley depicted in concert -- offending relatives of the star, who was a teetotaler.

"We have issued a cease and desist letter demanding that they remove the billboard," Michael Hylton, an attorney for the estate, said Saturday. "If not, we will be getting lawyers on the matter." Alcohol consumption goes against the beliefs of Rastafarians, the religious group of which Marley was a well-known member.

Marley died of cancer at age 36 in 1981.

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