Marcel Theo Hall, better known by his stage name Biz Markie, 57, most famous for his iconic hit “Just a Friend”, has died after a series of complications from diabetes.In a TMZ report Biz has been fighting with the illness for more than a year.Biz passed away in a Baltimore hospital at 6:25 PM Friday July 16.
The report further states that his wife Tara Hall, held his hand as he took his last breath.
Biz created a legacy of artistry that will through music, spanning over 35 years.
He leaves behind a wife, many family members and close friends who will miss his vibrant personality, constant jokes and frequent banter.”
Biz was hospitalized for an ailment related to his Type II Diabetes.Throughout his hospital stay, rumors swirled Biz was in a coma, but our source says that was never the case.