According to Biz Markie’s representative, Jenni Izumi rumors of his passing are not true. It did not stop the outpouring of love, concern, and support for Biz Markie, as reported by The Source.
Fortunately, Biz Markie is not dead
Unfortunately, news of Biz Markie dying began to spread all over the internet. News commentator Roland Martin tweeted that Biz was still alive. And, people began to question the other reports of his death. Here is what Biz Markie’s rep. told news outlets,
“Biz is still under medical care, surrounded by professionals who are working hard to provide the best healthcare possible.” “Izumi’s statement continues: “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.”
Once news commentator Roland Martin got wind of the false rumors he made some calls. After, talking with some of his inside sources Roland posted this on Twitter,
Folks, @BizMarkie has NOT died. I have been in contact with sources who are texting and talking to his wife. My source talked to Biz TODAY. Per his wife, Biz HAS NOT passed away. Please stop responding to non-credible sources. This hurts the family, friends and fans.”
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) July 1, 2021
Now, we know that rumors of Biz Markie dying are not true. But he is seriously ill.
Biz Markie suffers from Type 2 Diabetes
In 2020, Biz Markie was hospitalized for a few weeks, He is suffering from type 2 Diabetes.
It was in July 2020 Biz Markie was in an interview where he mentioned he had lost around 140 pounds. He talked about his workout routine and changed eating habits.
Hopefully, Biz Markie will get better soon. We are sending love and light to Biz Markie.
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