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UPDATE June 10th, 2019:
Yesterday, (Sunday, June 9th,2019), we reported that Bushwick Bill of the Geto Boys was in the hopsital fighting for his life while battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer. It has now been reported that Bill has passed away from the disease. He was 52 years- old. According to Rolling Stone, the rapper’s publicist, Dawn P. confirmed the passing. “Bushwick Bill passed away peacefully this evening at 9:35pm. He was surrounded by immediate family”.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this time.
Early Sunday morning, many reports came out stating that Bushwick Bill, one of the founding members of the iconic hip-hop rap group Geto Boys had passed away, this however is not true.
Back in May, Bushwick Bill announced that he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer and that he was undergoing intensive chemotherapy.
According to Bushwick Bill’s publicist, the rapper is still alive and fighting for his life.
Bushwick Bill, who was born Richard Shaw, joined the rap group in the late 1980s but it wasn’t until 1991 when the group gained notoriety with their album We Can’t Be Stopped, which included a cover of Bill in hospital after recovering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his eye. Since being a part of the group, Bill has released six solo albums.
The Geto Boys had announced a farewell tour, “The Beginning of a Long Goodbye: The Final Farewell”, but it was ultimately canceled after reports came out that Bill was upset with the title of the tour.
Sending out prayers to Bushwick Bill and his family.