Biz Markie Dead at 57

Biz Markie, the self-proclaimed “Human Beatbox” and renowned rapper known for his 1989 hit song, “Just a Friend,” has died at 57.

According to TMZ on Friday (July 16), Biz Markie passed away at a hospital in Baltimore at 6:25 p.m. today. A source confirmed the New York-bred rapper’s death. His wife, Tara Hall, was beside Biz, born Marcel Hall, when he passed, reportedly holding his hand during his last moments. Nursing staff were also present with him and his family.

He reportedly died due to complications from diabetes.

Jenni Izumi, Biz’s manager, confirmed the news of his death with XXL. “It is with profound sadness that we announce, this evening, with his wife Tara by his side,

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