By: Shirley Ju (@shirju)
(AllHipHop News) Founding member of the Geto Boys member Bushwick Bill recently opened up that he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Earlier today, rumors spread that Bushwick had passed away after Scarface posted, and then deleted an RIP message to his Geto Boys group member.
Bill’s reps have come forth to say the 52-year-old is still fighting for his life in the hospital.
His publicist spoke with the hospital staff to confirm, and family members were by his bedside this morning with more visitors on the way.
Bushwick Bill's son posted a cryptic message of a TMZ article to his 54.6K followers on his dad's official Instagram.
“Contrary to what has been prematurely, insensitively, and inaccurately posted/reported - My dad IS NOT dead, he’s still alive and fighting for his life. He needs your continued prayers and support. Certain people have been so quick to write him off as dead so they can capitalize off it, and it’s messed up because yall really think these people care about him," his son wrote.
He added: “There is no Geto Boys without Bushwick Bill. Please repost to help combat the fake news. Thank you @tmz_tv & @realdawn_p for the updated report. On behalf of the family we’re requesting privacy until further notice.”