The “Damn It Feels Good to Be A Gangsta” rapper’s publicist told The Associated Press that the rapper passed away on Sunday at 9:35 p.m. MDT at a Colorado hospital. Bill, whose legal name is Richard Shaw, was surrounded by family when he died.
The Jamaica-born rapper announced in early May that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in February. In his video announcement, Bill said he didn’t fear death.
“It’s not like I’m afraid of dying because if anyone knows anything about me from ‘Ever So Clear,’ I died and came back already in June 19, 1991, so I know what it’s like on the other side, so that’s not really what it’s about,” he said in his video announcement.
He’s survived by one son, Javon Boutte.