Biz Markie ‘dead’ latest – Rapper ‘still alive and under medical care’ as rumors spread he passed away after stroke

RAPPER Biz Markie is still alive and receiving round-the-clock medical care, his rep said last night after false online rumors he had died.

It comes after reports the 57-year-old Just A Friend hitmaker was is “in a hospice with significant brain damage” following a stroke.

Fans of the rapper described his situation as “brutal” as the false death rumors were spread online.

His rep told Rolling Stone: “The news of Biz Markie’s passing is not true.

“Biz is still under medical care, surrounded by professionals who are working hard to provide the best healthcare possible.”

Reporter Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson also tweeted to quash rumors Biz had died – but added he has “significant brain damage.”

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