In response to his consultant, legendary beatboxer, DJ, and rapper Biz Markie handed away on Friday (July 16) by his spouse’s facet. He was 57.
The pioneering MC had been hospitalized since July 2020 after affected by problems attributable to Sort II diabetes. It is not clear presently if that is what brought about his loss of life.
His fellow hip hop rappers have taken to social media to specific their grief. Rappers from LL Cool J to Q-Tip, and plenty of different celebrities reacted, offering their condolences and reminiscences concerning the “Simply A Buddy” legend and pioneer.
In response to a Fb submit made by his brother, Diamond Shell, the rapper handed away on Friday (July 16).
“To the baddest within the beats icon legend … my brother BIZ MARKIE… I’LL miss you greater than phrases ….” he wrote.
“It’s with profound disappointment that we announce, this night, together with his spouse Tara by his facet, hip hop pioneer Biz Markie peacefully handed away,” his rep Jenni Izumi stated in a press release supplied to Rolling Stone. “We’re grateful for the numerous calls and prayers of assist that we have now acquired throughout this troublesome time.
Izumi added: “Biz created a legacy of artistry that may eternally be celebrated by his trade friends and his beloved followers whose lives he was capable of contact via music, spanning over 35 years. He leaves behind a spouse, many relations and shut pals who will miss his vibrant persona, fixed jokes and frequent banter. We respectfully request privateness for his household as they mourn their cherished one.