Biz Markie Dies; Legendary Rapper Was 57
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Biz Markie, a beloved rapperr best known for the smash hit "Just a Friend" passed away at a Baltimore area hospital on Friday evening, July 16.

He was 57 years old.

The cause of death has not yet been confirmed, but the artist had been battling serious complications from diabtes for the last year or so.

According to TMZ, he died while holding the hand of wife Tara Hall.

"It is with profound sadness that we announce, this evening, with his wife Tara by his side, Hip Hop pioneer Biz...

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