Bushwick Bill Not Dead, Despite Early Reports

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The family were previously forced to deny the star had passed away after false reports about his passing began circulating while he was still alive.

Citing a statement from his publicist, Billboard said Bill died on Sunday evening at a Colorado hospital. She says hospital officials confirmed Bill's condition on the morning of June 9 and that his family is traveling there to be with him.

Born with dwarfism in Jamaica as Richard Shaw, the diminutive performer started out as a warmup dance act for the original Geto Boys in 1986, performing as Little Billy, according to an Allmusic.com biography posted on the rap group's website.

Bushwick Bill was a member of the iconic Houston based rap trio the Geto Boys.

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He said that he has been undergoing chemotherapy, but his prognosis is unclear. And I'm like, 'Stage 4?

"I been keeping it to myself, but I'm getting ready to tell Scarface and Willie D", Bill explained to the outlet. "And I'm like, 'Does benign mean it could be cancer?' And they were like, 'It's just a mass with no objective.' So it was insane to find out that pancreatic cancer is undetected until it's in the fourth or fifth state". "So to find out, and pancreatic cancer is undetected until it's in the fourth or fifth stage". It's not like I am afraid of dying, because if anyone knows anything about me then they know I died and came back already in June 19, 1991. Many of rap's current stars, from Jeezy and Lil Wayne to Juice WRLD and 21 Savage, have cited Geto Boys as an influence.

He appeared on FOX 26's The Isiah Factor Uncensored on May 17 and talked with Isiah Carey about his fight with cancer, the scheduled Geto Boys tour, which later fell apart and writing new songs.

The group's DJ, Ready Red, died from a heart attack past year.

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