Last night we reported on the passing of the legendary rapper Biz Markie.
His death was confirmed by his wife, Tara. She posted on her Instagram account, “A GOOD heart stopped beating this evening… and I was there for the last one….Biz Fought till the end, like the true legend he is. Biz passed his strength to me during his transition while holding his hand. He knows I’ll need it to carry on the rest of my life without him. Rest King Biz! #strongisland #bizmarkie #theladyandthelegend #adidas #kingBiz”
Many of Biz’s friends also paid tribute and showed love to the late rapper. See the posts below.
My close friend Bizmarkie.. Is gone at 57.. We shared a tour bus our very 1st tour ‘The Dope Jam Tour’ @LegendaryCOOLV , TJSwan.. We were all so young and hype. Enjoy every single moment of life with your friends and family. “Life is Short” via RunDMC 🙏
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) July 17, 2021
— Timbaland (@Timbaland) July 17, 2021
I can remember so many times trying to beat box like you until my lips was sore😩& whenever we saw each other your energy was always so full of Life/Love/& Good Vibes💜 Your impact in the culture Is 4EVER🙌🏾 & you will NEVER be Forgotten🕊💜🙏🏾 Rest king @BizMarkie👑 pic.twitter.com/gCzsdzQtwS
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) July 17, 2021
Biz Markie reportedly died of complications from diabetes. He was 57 years old. We will continue to keep his loved ones in our thoughts and prayers.