Son Painfully Shares Final Words Geto Boys Legend Bushwick Bill Spoke From His Deathbed
ILOSM family, as we previously reported, we lost a true legend on Sunday, June 9, 2019. Geto Boys rapper, Bushwick Bill, passed away at the age of 52. He was battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer at the time of his death, and was surrounding by his family upon his transition from this earth. Now, his son has spoken out to share what Bushwick’s final message was.
Son Speaks Out…
According to Bushwick Bill’s son, Javon, as his father lay on his death bed, he wanted to make sure his family knew one thing:
Bushwick Bill’s final words were from his deathbed were, “I will love you forever.”
Daughter’s Prior Conflicting Death Report That Set The Record Straight…
Early Sunday, there were conflicting reports over Bushwick Bill’s death. By that afternoon, the news about his passing was trending on social media, after the legendary UGK rapper, Bun B, announced Bushwick’s passing at approximately 12 noon, with the following message:
“He was, is and will always be a legend. God bless his soul and his family. There will never be another. RIP Bushwick Bill.”
Bushwick’s daughter, then refuted that statement and seemed very upset that “industry” people were trying to “write” her Dad off before his time.
According to Bushwick’s daughter at that time, her father was still “fighting for his life” and in need of prayer. She also declared that “Certain people have been so quick to write him off as dead so they can capitalize off it.”
Bushwick Bill Was A Fighter Until The End…
It was just on May 24, 2019, that we reported Bushwick’s quest to live, as he fought to beat stage 4 cancer. It was during that time, he also announced that no unnecessary negative vibes were allowed in his life. That’s why he’d decided to derail the Geto Boys Reunion tour one day before he and group members, Scarface and Willie D, were scheduled to begin on Friday (May 25, 2019).
According to Bushwick, his cancellation had nothing to do with his group members, but everything to do with the name of the tour, which he believes was designed to profit off of his cancer battle.
In April 2019, Bushwick asked Scarface and Willie D to do the tour with him, suggesting that they meet up to discuss details after his then upcoming doctor’s appointment. Sadly, that doctor’s visit is when the rap star learned he had stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
Like a true warrior though, Bushwick Bill still vowed to go through with the reunion tour. That was before the organizers disrespected him, by glorifying his illness, according to Bushwick.
After Bushwick publicly revealed his cancer diagnosis, the tour’s organizers reportedly changed the Geto Boys reunion tour name to “The Beginning of A Long Goodbye: The Final Farewell.”
Bushwick Bill Tells His Side Of The Story About Quitting Tour…
The tour’s name change made Bushwick heated, and he spoke out about it on May 24th:
Bushwick- I didn’t like the title. Simple. It didn’t speak life into my situation, but instead promoted the idea of impending death. I believe in the power of the tongue and speaking things into existence (whether you intend to or not.) If the tour was speaking life and good health, cool. But if I got on stage and performed, then I’m basically agreeing that I’m starting a journey on a “long goodbye”.
That’s not the energy I want to put out there. I refuse to even entertain that thought. And anyone who genuinely cares about me wouldn’t support nothing of that nature either. I’m going to fight this cancer 💯. And with your support and prayers, I’m gonna beat it too. #GoodVibesOnly
Be on the lookout for the “Phuck Cancer” tour which kicks off June 8th in Dallas,
Due to Bushwick pulling out of the Geto Boys tour, the promoters cancelled it altogether.
Like we said, he was a true fighter until the end. May Bushwick Bill rest in power and our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones at this time.