FILE – Biz Markie attends the 20th Century Fox press line on Day 2 of Comic-Con International on July 25, 2014, in San Diego. The hip-hop staple known for his beatboxing prowess, turntable mastery and the 1989 classic “Just a Friend,” has died. He was 57. Markie’s representative, Jenni Izumi, said in a statement that the rapper-DJ died peacefully Friday, July 16, 2021, with his wife by his side. No cause of death was released. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
Biz Markie, best known for “Just a Friend,” has died at age 57. He died from complications with his battle with diabetes.
Rapper Biz Markie, best known for his lighthearted 1989 hit “Just a Friend,” has died at age 57 https://t.co/abfTk26Qn2