Legendary entertainer Biz Markie has died on the age of 57

Legendary rapper and beatboxer Biz Markie has been hospitalized for weeks with a serious illness related to his diabetes.

Roommate, we’re sad to announce that legendary entertainer Biz Markie has died of long-term diabetes complications at the age of 57. Biz died in a Baltimore hospital around 6:25 p.m. on Friday night, according to TMZ, which allegedly spoke to a family source. The media source also said that Biz has been battling complications with type II diabetes for “more than a year.”

TMZ reports that his wife, Tara Hall, was by his side during his last breath, along with the nursing staff, who told his family “how strong he was from his struggle”. Let us send our thoughts and prayers to his family, friends and fans around the world during this difficult time.

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