“Geto Boys” star Bushwick Bill deceased following a battle with pancreatic cancer

Bushwick Bill dead from cancer/John Anderson.

Geto boys rapper dead from cancer. 

Blog King, Mass Appeal

HOUSTON — Unfortunately, our minds aren’t playing tricks on us. It’s confirmed. Bushwick Bill, the diminutive member of Houston rap trio “The Geto Boys,” passed away Sunday night amid complications from stage 4 pancreatic cancer. The Jamaican-born artist was 52. Several media outlets reported Bushwick died earlier that morning. Those circulations, however, were spurious. “Bushwick Bill passed away peacefully this evening at 9:35 p.m. He was surrounded by his immediate family,” said Dawn P., Bushwick’s publicist.

“There were incorrect previous reports that he had passed away this morning. We are looking into doing a public memorial at a later date. His family appreciates all of the prayers and support and are asking for privacy at this time.”

Bushwick (legal name Richard Shaw) learned he had the baneful sarcoma on February 8th when doctors discovered a malignancy on his pancreas. Rather than render the disquieting news confidential, Bushwick went the privy route during a chinwag with TMZ.

“I figure keeping it to myself is not really helping nobody, and I’m not really afraid of dying because if anyone knows anything about me from [his 1992 song] ‘Ever So Clear,’ I died and came back already in June 1991, so I know what it’s like on the other side,” said the 3-foot-8 rapper.

In June 1991, Bushwick accidentally shot himself in the right eye following a donnybrook with his girlfriend. He admitted being under the influence of PCP and Everclear alcohol at the time.

Bushwick is survived by his son Javon Boutte.

RIP lil homie.

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  1. Rip Bushwick bill down ass OG

  2. Big loss to the game RIP little hommie

  3. RiP🙏

  4. R.I.P Bushwick Bill another legend dead

  5. Droppin those motherfuckin B’s on em’.

  6. R.I.P Baby Chucky Bushwick Bill… Thanks for showing and leading the way in the real HIP HOP 🌎… TRULY Will BE MISSED!!!!!

  7. Joslyn Houston

    Lord…RIP… Another One of the GREATS GONE!!! You will be truely missed!!!😪😔😓

  8. Rip Bushwick…fly high

  9. RIP Bushwick my deepest CONDOLENCES to the family 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿

  10. Monique Marshall

    May he rest well. 🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼

  11. I love Rykeem Doggy Dogg

    R.I.P BushWick 😢
    R.I.P Tru Hip Hop
    Still bumpin yo shit mane 😭😭😭

  12. Christopher Hueghs

    Still pouring drinks to this song…

    Rip Bushwick…
    Shout Out Geto Boyz… Shout Out Scarface…

  13. Da Chin Chekka

    Damn not the homie Bushwick… ☹️ Somebody please tell me my mind is playing tricks on me😢😭RIP

  14. Brandon Patterson

    RIP Bushwick Bill 🙏

  15. 🙏🏽 Rip ur with God now bless your soul🥺💔

  16. Dude struggled and fought his demons for decades. If he is really gone he gets to rest for the 1st time in a long time. Much deserved rest. Legends live on.

  17. Long Live Bushwick🙏🙏

  18. Mind Playing Tricks On Me😢

  19. He was truly larger than life.
    Not just a legend but a good man.
    Rest in peace brother.

  20. Troy The Sorcerer

    RIP Bushwick Bill 🙏🏿😢🎤

  21. Much Love, and direct lifetime Respect for a heavy duty, Cool Cat that the Great I Am has decided to bring on home.
    Bushwick’s job here on Earth is finished. He done did his job, and damn’d done it to the highest quality standards that he could imagine.
    Even though my Nyygahh was done shorter than me, on the truth, I always done looked up to Richard Shaw as a Gutter, Geto Hitter Hero of mine.
    Lastly, Bushwick Bill certainly done himself silly proud.
    May Mr. Shaw start to enjoy his time with his, as well as my SAVIOUR, THE CHRIST JESUS!

    AMEN & AMEN………………….✝👑👼

  22. “This year Halloween fell on a weekend me and Geto Boys are trickin or treatin”
    Rip Bushwick Bill

  23. Unique MC, there will never be no one like Bushwick Bill aka Chucky

  24. Rest In Peace Richard Stephen Shaw

    “This year Halloween fell on a weekend
    Me and Geto Boys are trick-or-treating
    Robbing little kids for bags
    Till a old man got behind our ass
    So we speeded up the pace
    Took a look back and he was right before our face”

    So many lyrics we remember, So many songs, & All Of His Solo Albums!!!
    Thanks for the entertainment throughout the years my friend! I hope you are at peace now!

    GB 4 LIFE

  25. Rabinowitz Shekelstein

    RIP in piss you dead N 1 G G E R. 😂🤣👍👌

  26. What a great loss to society…

  27. R.I.P. to the legend, Bushwick Bill.

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