Biz Markie Is Still Alive Despite Death Rumor
A rumor of Biz Markie passing away started circulating online after Revolt had prematurely reported his death late Wednesday night (June 30), the tweet has since been removed, however, prayers are still needed for the Juice Crew member. A source close to Biz Markie says the legendary rapper is still alive, but “not doing well.”
TV One’s Roland Martin tweeted about Biz’s rumored death, writing, “Folks, @BizMarkie has NOT died. I have been in contact with sources who are texting and talking to his wife. My source talked to Biz TODAY. Per his wife, Biz HAS NOT passed away. Please stop responding to non-credible sources. This hurts the family, friends, and fans.”
Biz has been struggling for a year since receiving treatment for type II diabetes in July 2020. A source told HipHopDX, he had slipped into a diabetic coma, something he had done in the past, however, this time he suffered a stroke while in the coma.
Fellow Juice Crew member, Big Daddy Kane, told The Breakfast Club he had spoken to Biz Markie while he was hospitalized and said he was in good spirits. Our hearts and prayers are with Biz Markie.