Dem Franchize Boyz Rapper Buddie Dies from Cancer


Dem Franchize Boyz lost one of their own this weekend — Gerald “Buddie” Tiller passed away from what appears to be cancer, according to the group itself.

DFB posted the sad news Sunday, writing on Instagram … “R.I.P. Buddie you Will be Missed #demfranchizeboyz.” Jermaine Dupri — who signed the group to his So So Def label in 2005 and pretty much put them on with their smash hit “Lean wit It, Rock wit It” — also spoke on Buddie’s death, and seemed to suggest he’d died from cancer.

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On his own IG page, the hip-hop mogul made reference to a line from Buddie’s verse on ‘LWIRWI,’ writing … “‘They call me Doctor Doc I prescribe what a n**** need’ #ripbuddy may your soul rest easy #demfranchiseboyz #f***cancer.”