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Bushwick Bill Not Dead, Despite Early Reports

Bushwick Bill Not Dead, Despite Early Reports

Bushwick Bill, born Richard Stephen Shaw, is the subject of false death reports.

He is “still alive and fighting cancer,” his publicist told TMZ on Sunday (June 8).

The Jamaican-American rapper and Geto Boys member was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer last month.

According to Instagram posts by band member Scarface earlier in the day, he passed away: “RIP Bushwick Bill….,” he wrote in one post.

“You will be missed big fella,” he wrote in another post paying tribute.

Bill has been a member of the Texas rap group for a majority of its run since 1986.

He was also featured on Dr. Dre‘s The Chronic and featured in the “Dre Day” video. He also released several solo records, including Little Big Man, Phantom of the Rapra and No Surrender…No Retreat.

We are wishing the best to Bushwick Bill in his recovery.

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