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Biz Markie Dead At 57, Wife & Hip Hop React

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Biz Markie Dead After Battling Diabetes, Took His Last Breath Next To Wife 

Biz Markie Dead After Battling Diabetes, Took His Last Breath Next To Wife

It was earlier rumored that legendary rapper Biz Markie, best known for his hit single, “Just A Friend,” passed away as his health worsened, but a rep for his family denied the stories at the time.

Well, Biz Markie has been officially pronounced dead, he reportedly died Friday night at the age of 57 years old.

A representative for his family announced. Markie was battling diabetes at the end of his life. His wife, Tara Hall, reportedly held his hands as he passed in a Baltimore hospital around 6:25 PM, Friday night.

 

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Tara Hall shared a touching message to social media about her husband’s passing. “A GOOD heart stopped beating this evening… and I was there for the last one,” she wrote.

“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. [broken heart emoji] Rest King Biz!”

Fans online and folks in the Hip Hop community have since been paying tributes to the legendary rapper.



Below are some of them:

 

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