Reggae singer Fabian Marley, who has long been at dispute with the Marley family over his claim of the name, is not the son of reggae legend Bob Marley, a DNA test has revealed.

Clayton Thomas of Massive Entertainment Group, the company that manages Fabian Marley, made the announcement in a press release on Friday evening.

“In my quest to find out whether or not Fabian was indeed a Marley, I was able to find Fabian’s family who he grew up with and get a DNA test from the gentleman who Fabian knew as his father in his childhood. The tests have come back and it has been proven 100 per cent that this man is indeed Fabian’s real dad,” the Massive Entertainment CEO stated.

The 47-year-old singer has been embroiled in a dispute with the Marley family over his paternity, after he claimed to be the first son of the reggae icon who died in 1981 from cancer. The Marley family refused to acknowledge him as legitimate.

Thomas, who has been on record several times stating publicly that his priority has always been to establish the real parentage of the artiste in whom he has invested millions of Jamaican dollars, says he can breathe a sigh of relief now that he knows the truth.

“I am very happy that this aspect has finally been put to rest and now all of us, including the Marleys, can move on with our lives and Fabian’ with his career. I am sure that the Marleys, too are quite thrilled that, through my determination to unearth the truth, I have ended for them what must have been a rather unsettling situation,” Thomas said.