Rapper Bushwick Bill, born Richard Shaw, of the iconic Houston hip-hop group Geto Boys, has died at the age of 52 after battling pancreatic cancer.
It was not long ago that the rapper revealed that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
His words were:
I’m not afraid of dying.
The news were actually reporting earlier on June 9, 2019, that Bushwick Bill was dead before the family actually confirmed it and many media sources reported it but later corrected that he was alive but in critical condition.
Now, family as well as the rapper’s publicist, associates and fellow celebrities have confirmed that the legendary rapper has indeed passed away last night – June, 9, 2019.
R.I.P…… BUSHWICK BILL… YOU WILL BE MISSED…. pic.twitter.com/IMnuPJC7wL
— BIZ MARKIE (@BizMarkie) June 10, 2019
The family of Bushwick Bill has now confirmed that the Geto Boy has passed away. Rest In Peace 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/vXzAN1VSu0
— Cypress Hill ™ (@cypresshill) June 10, 2019
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RIP the Legend @therealbushwickbill his art & strength was so real… Such a inspiration for many! This album art of him at the hospital after being shot in the eye is that RAW & REAL! Prayers up to his family,fans and friends. #chuckie #theotherlevel Go PLAY "THE OTHER LEVEL". That song blew my mind when I was a kid! Still one of my favorite songs. #ICONIC #GETOBOYS #HOUSTON GOD BLESS US ALL
April 7. The last time I saw him. He was, is and will always be a legend. God bless his soul and his family. There will never be another. RIP Bushwick Bill. Geto Boys. https://t.co/KUfgxHSAQa
— Bun B (@BunBTrillOG) June 9, 2019
— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) June 9, 2019
R.I.P. the Legend Bushwick Bill 🙏🏿 prayers up for his family pic.twitter.com/807KVtwzmY
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) June 9, 2019
— Questlove De La Rose (@questlove) June 9, 2019