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'.