Rapper Bushwick Bill has died at 52 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
The hip-hop star, real name Richard Shaw, was surrounded by his family and friends when he past away in Houston, Texas on Sunday, according to TMZ.com .
His reps confirmed the sad news, and said plans are underway to hold a public memorial.
Meanwhile, his son Javon told the publication that Bushwick’s last word were: “I will love you forever.”
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.
Among those who saw the false reports was his Geto Boys bandmate Scarface, who tweeted: “RIP Bushwick Bill.”
The 3 foot 8 inch star’s daughter posted to Instagram to shut down rumours of his death.
She wrote: “Contrary to what has been prematurely, insensitively, and inaccurately posted/reported – My dad IS NOT dead, he’s still alive and fighting for his life.
“He needs your continued prayers and support. Certain people have been so quick to write him off as dead.”
She added: “On behalf of the family we’re requesting privacy until further notice.”
However, his representative has now confirmed the tragic news.
The Jamaica-born rapper revealed last month that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in February.
He rose to fame as a founding member of the Geto Boys.
While the group’s lyrics were too obscene to be played on the radio, their 1991 album “Can’t Be Stopped” still went platinum.
Bushwick famously lost his eye in 1991 after accidentally shooting himself in the face during an argument with his girlfriend.
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