‘Just a Friend’ Rapper Biz Markie Dead at 57

Published: Saturday 17th Jul 2021 by Sam

In news just in, rapper Biz Markie has died aged just 57.

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Rumors of the star’s passing spread last month, but were debunked as false.

However, sadly the MC succumbed to the severity of his condition.

Renowned for his 1989 smash ‘Just a Friend,’ the rapper – born Marcel Hall – had been struggling with a number of health failures including a stroke that he suffered in 2020 while hospitalized for complications with Type 2 diabetes. The latter incident reportedly left him with ‘significant brain damage.’

A statement from his reps read:

“It is with profound sadness that we announce, this evening, with his wife Tara by his side, Hip Hop pioneer Biz Markie peacefully passed away.

We are grateful for the many calls and prayers of support that we have received during this difficult time. Biz created a legacy of artistry that will forever be celebrated by his industry peers and his beloved fans whose lives he was able to touch through music, spanning over 35 years. He leaves behind a wife, many family members and close friends who will miss his vibrant personality, constant jokes and frequent banter. We respectfully request privacy for his family as they mourn their loved one.”

Our thoughts are with his loved ones.

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[Photo Credit: Biz Markie IG]

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  1. Rest in power July 17, 2021

    R.I.P to a black king. That’s song will always be timeless ⚡️

  2. Eylam July 17, 2021

    Oh no.Very sad news. May he Rest In Peace 👑

  3. Are You Kidding Me? July 17, 2021

    I normally get annoyed when people say “Everybody is’ when it’s a handful of people, but we have lost a LOT of Black celebrities in the past year! Just the other day an actress from The Parent Hood passed.

    I hate the feeling of “Wow, it would have been nice to see them do a reunion/anniversary performance” and “Wow, I’ll never get to meet them”.

    He just seems like good energy, vibes and smiles. Rest in Peace.

  4. J July 17, 2021

    By the end of this all, we’re going to look up and realize we just lost a generation of people before their time. RIP Biz

    • Fancy BISH (FCK Maristench, SEWER WATER, Danzou The Fool & Clarksdump 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 July 17, 2021

      A sad week for black men and women

      • TheOrginalUgghh July 17, 2021

        You are so naive. He has fans from other races. Not everything is about race.

      • Fancy BISH (FCK Maristench, SEWER QUEEN, Danzou The Fool & Clarksdump 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 July 17, 2021

        Boo hoo

  5. 1988 July 17, 2021

    Rest In Peace Legend. Nobody Beats The Biz is the jam!!!! Gets the party going!!!! 🙏

  6. True Tea July 18, 2021

    Never cared for his music but R.I.P to Biz Markie.

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