- Biz Markie was an American rapper, singer-songwriter, and record producer best known for his song ‘Just A Friend.’ He had earned himself the nickname of “Clown Prince of Rap.” Sadly, he passed away on 16 July, aged 57, in a Baltimore hospital. He is now survived by his family members.
- Net Worth, Salary, and Income
- Married, Wife, and Children
- Death, Cause of Death, Funeral
- Family, Parents, and Siblings
- Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Biz Markie was an American rapper, singer-songwriter, and record producer best known for his song ‘Just A Friend.’ He had earned himself the nickname of “Clown Prince of Rap.” Sadly, he passed away on 16 July, aged 57, in a Baltimore hospital. He is now survived by his family members.
Originally from Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, Marcel Theo Hall, best known as Biz Markie, was born on 8 April 1964 under the star sign Aries. He was American by nationality and belonged to the African-American ethnicity. He earned a reputation as a prankster while attending Longwood high school in Suffolk County.
Net Worth, Salary, and Income
Markie began his career rapping in New York City nightclubs and later gained regional recognition by performing at colleges in several states. His debut album Goin’s Off, released in 1988, attracted a fair amount of attention, due to the underground hit singles Nobody Beatz The Biz, Vapors, and Picking’ Boogers.
The following year, his second album The Biz Never Sleeps went gold. Throughout his career, Markie went on to release five studio albums and eight compilation albums. He was best known for his 1989 single Just a Friend, which became a top 40 hit in several countries. He also expanded his career to include acting, appearing in several films and TV shows, such as Men in Black II, Crank Yankers, and Yo Gabba Gabba!.
Markie had a flourishing career, which helped him accumulate massive fortune and riches. The long legacy of music and acting that amassed his fortune is proof that Markie really did “never sleep.” At the time of his death, he had a net worth of $1 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Married, Wife, and Children
As Markie took his last breath, he had his hand being held by his loving wife, Tara Davis. His wife is a model and has appeared in several commercials. They had been married for 16 years as they tied the knot in 2005.
Markie and Davis were a notoriously private couple. As they kept their personal life mostly private, it’s unclear if Davis’ only child Averi is her daughter with Markie or another person. However, Markie clearly adored Averi and loved her a lot.
Death, Cause of Death, Funeral
Markie died at 57 years old on 16 July 2021 in a Baltimore hospital. He had suffered a stroke and was in a hospice with significant brain damage earlier this month. He had been fighting diabetes for more than a year.
Upon Markie’s death, a representative for the family said:
“He leaves behind a wife, many family members and close friends who will miss his vibrant personality, constant jokes, and frequent banter. We respectfully request privacy for his family as they mourn their loved one.” Fans wish their family the best during this difficult time.
Family, Parents, and Siblings
Markie was one of six children born to his parents. His mother used to call him “Biz” because he was such a busybody. Together with his five siblings, he grew up in Patchogue in Long Island.
Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Markie stood tall at the height of 6 feet 3 inches. At one point, he weighed about 175kg. But he decided to lose weight after he was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes.