A famous music group member from the hip-hop group “Geto Boys” passed away on Sunday, June 9th in Colorado. Bushwick Bill was 52 years old at the time of his passing.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Bill died following a Stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis. It is unclear how long he was battling cancer.
Initial reports suggested he passed away, although he was still alive at the time. He fought for his life for some hours after that, but a representative for the music artist confirmed he died later that same day in the hospital.
Even though Bill struggled with drug abuse for several years and was a part of a music group that produced controversial-violent lyrics, he reportedly became a born-again Christian in 2006, reported the New York Times. A documentary about his life was previously in the works but it was never released.
Bill, who is a Jamaica-native born with a form of dwarfism — standing 3’8”, was also famously-known for shooting himself in the eye amidst an argument with his then-girlfriend. He healed well, but the situation eventually became a staple for him in the music industry.
Please keep his loved ones in your prayers. He leaves behind his son Javon Boutte and many other beloved friends and family members.
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