Geto Boys rapper Bushwick Bill has died
He had recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
Bushwick Bill, the longest serving member of Houston rap group Geto Boys has died aged 52.
The news was confirmed by his publicist yesterday, who issued a statement via Instagram saying, "Bushwick Bill passed away peacefully today at 9:35 p.m. His family appreciates all of the prayers and support, He will truly be missed."
The Jamaica-born rapper was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in February, which he revealed to TMZ last month. Speaking to TMZ, he said, "I have been keeping it to myself and I am getting ready to tell [fellow Geto Boys members] Scarface and Willie D. I have only told close family members and that's about it. But I figured keeping it to myself is not helping anybody."
Bushwick Bill began his career with the Geto Boys as a dancer in the early '90s before going on to join them as a rapper. The group enjoyed their biggest success during the '90s, releasing tracks such as 'G.E.T.O' and 'Minds Playing Tricks On Me'.