Geto Boys co-founder Bushwick Bill has died. He was 52.
The Jamaican-born rapper began his career with the Geto Boys as a dancer before he joined the group as a rapper. He’s known for showing up on the group’s 1991 album cover on a gurney after being shot in the eye.
His publicist, Dawn P., confirmed the death in an Instagram post, and to NPR. CNN has reached out to the publicist and is waiting to hear back.
“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 publicist said in the Instagram post.
The Geto Boys are from Houston, Texas, and rose to fame in the early 1990s. Some of their hits include “G.E.T.O.” “Mind Playing Tricks on Me,” “Damn It Feel Good to Be” and “Still.”
The group’s DJ, Ready Red, died from a heart attack last year.
Bill was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in February, he told TMZ last month. He said he was keeping the diagnosis to himself until he spoke with TMZ.
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