Bushwick Bill, a member of Houston rap group Geto Boys, has died. The rap pioneer passed away at the age of 52 due to stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
Rolling Stone reported the news Sunday. The rapper’s publicist Dawn P., told the publication, “Bushwick Bill passed away peacefully this evening at 9:35 p.m. He was surrounded by his immediate family.”
She went on continuing,
“There were incorrect previous reports that he had passed away this morning. We are looking into doing a public memorial at a later date. His family appreciates all of the prayers and support and are asking for privacy at this time.”
Bushwick Bill, born in Jamaica and raised in Brooklyn, joined the Geto Boys as a dancer in 1986. He later transitioned to rapper alongside Willie D and Scarface. The trio contributed hits like “Mind Playing Tricks on Me” and “Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta”.