Biz Markie was an American rapper, singer, actor and comedian, best known for the hit song “Just a Friend” — a single which was released in 1989 and became a top hit worldwide. LOS ANGELES - Marcel Theo Hall, better known by his stage name Biz Markie, has died at the age of 57.The American rapper, singer, actor and comedian had been under medical care in the past few weeks as rumors circulated across social media that he had died.
Markie’s representative Jenni Izumi told FOX Television Stations at the time that Markie’s "passing is not true", however is still "under medical care." Details of Markie’s medical care were not given.Markie’s representative Jenni Izumi confirmed his death to FOX Television Stations."It is with profound sadness.