Rapper Bushwick Bill, best known for his work with the Houston-based trio Geto Boys, has died after a four-month battle with pancreatic cancer, Billboard magazine reported on Monday.
The 52-year-old recording artist, publicly acknowledged in a video statement posted on May 1 by the celebrity website TMZ.com that he had been diagnosed with stage-4 pancreatic cancer in February.
Citing a statement from his publicist, Billboard said Bill died on Sunday evening at a Colorado hospital.
“His family appreciates all of the prayers and support and are asking for privacy at this time,” the statement said.
Reuters was unable to reach a representative for Bill to confirm the report.