Die nuus is aan Fox News bevestig deur 'n verteenwoordiger.
“Dit is met diep hartseer wat ons aankondig, vannaand, met sy vrou Tara aan sy sy, Die hip-pionier Biz Markie is vreedsaam oorlede,” het hulle in 'n verklaring gesê. “We are grateful for the many calls and prayers of support that we have received during this difficult time.”
They continued: “Biz created a legacy of artistry that will forever be celebrated by his industry peers and his beloved fans whose lives he was able to touch through music, spanning over 35 jare. He leaves behind a wife, many family members and close friends who will miss his vibrant personality, constant jokes and frequent banter. We respectfully request privacy for his family as they mourn their loved one.”