Biz Markie Dead at 57

Rapper Biz Markie, most widely known for his hit song “Just a Friend,” is dead at 57.

His death comes following a series of diabetes-related complications.

According to a family source, Biz passed away holding his wife Tara Hall’s hand in a Baltimore hospital at 6:25pm Friday night.

Despite rumors he was in a coma, his family says that’s not the case.



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