Rumors of Rapper Biz Markie's Death Are False, According to his Manager
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Rumors of Rapper Biz Markie’s Death Are False, According to his Manager

Biz Markie
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The rumors circulating about the death of Marcel Theo Hall, who we know as the rapper and celebrity DJ, Biz Markie, are NOT true.

According to Pitchfork, as the news, which was falsely reported, started circulating that the popular rapper, had died, his manager set the record straight

“The news of Biz Markie’s passing is not true,” Jenni Izumi wrote in a written statement. “Biz is still under medical care, surrounded by professionals who are working hard to provide the best health care possible. Biz’s wife and family are touched by the outpouring of love and admiration from his friends, peers, and fans alike. At this time, we ask for your continued thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”

Biz had hits in the late 80’s, early 90’s with “Make the Music with Your Mouth Biz,” “Just a Friend,” and “Vapors.” The human beat-boxer even had a dance named after himself called “The Biz Mark.”

The news had affected so many people, including journalist Roland S. Martin who sent out several reports via his Twitter account.

Markie was reportedly hospitalized in 2020 for an illness that was related to Type II Diabetes and reportedly suffered a stroke.