The Jamaican-born rapper began his career with the Geto Boys as a dancer before he joined the group as a rapper. He's known for showing up on the group's 1991 album cover on a gurney after being shot in the eye.
On June 19th, 1991, Bushwick Bill was pronounced dead. He shot himself in the eye that day, after suicidal ideations and a prolonged argument with his girlfriend. The rapper, born Richard Stephen Shaw, was only 24 at the time, but he had already lived multiple lives.
Less than three hours after his “death,” he awoke in the morgue. According to Bill, he had a toe tag and was being prepared for an autopsy. In his own words, he hopped up, pulled out a catheter, urinated in a cup, and sent the patrolling officer and hospital tech running.
His publicist, Dawn P., confirmed the death in an Instagram post, and to NPR. CNN has reached out to the publicist and is waiting to hear back.
"Bushwick Bill passed away peacefully today at 9:35 p.m. His family appreciates all of the prayers and support, He will truly be missed," the publicist said in the Instagram post.