The rapper revealed in February that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
"Bushwick Bill passed away peacefully [on Sunday, 9th June] at 9:35 p.m".
Over the years, Bill appeared on seven of the Geto Boys' eight albums in a collaboration whose brand of provocatively violent and sexist imagery influenced southern hip-hop and rap's "horrorcore" genre, according to Rolling Stone magazine. Although Bill's son used the rapper's official Instagram to correct the initial reports, it wasn't long before they eventually came true.
After incorrect reports of his death circulated on Sunday morning, a representative for Bushwick Bill has confirmed that the iconic Houston rapper has passed away.
"His family appreciates all of the prayers and support and are asking for privacy at this time", the statement said.
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Geto Boys (originally spelled Getto Boys) went on to land three hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including 1992's "Mind Playing Tricks On Me", which reached No. 23.
Bill, born Richard Shaw in Kingston, Jamaica, got his start with the band in 1986, first as a dancer, when he was known as Little Billy.
Bill made headlines again in 1991 when he accidentally shot himself during an argument with his girlfriend, losing his right eye.
(L-R) Scarface, Bushwick Bill and Willie D of the Geto Boys perform on stage at the Growlers 6 festival at the LA Waterfront in San Pedro, Calif., on October 29, 2017. "I have been getting tested for a mass but it was benign", Bill told TMZ. Bill was also beloved by many metalheads and metal bands, including the Deftones, who invited him onstage at SXSW in 2016; you can see video of that performance below, as well as tributes from Ben Weinman (Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicidal Tendencies) and Toxic Holocaust's Joel Grind.