Tragic Hip Hop Legand (Guru Of Gang Starr) Dies After Long Battle With Cancer)
The rapper Guru has died from cancer-related complications.
The 43-year-old hip hop star, whose real name is Keith Elam, suffered cardiac arrest in February and briefly slipped into a coma.
He ultimately succumbed to his illness Monday.
Guru formed the group Gang Starr with DJ Premier in 1985, and went on to receive wide-acclaim and success for songs like Words I Manifest” “Mass Appeal” Full Clip” and many more.
Born on July 17, 1966, the Massachusetts native burst onto hip-hop’s underground scene in the late 1980s. His rhymes were equal parts aggressive, uplifting, and witty.
Guru’s manager, Solar, released a statement confirming his artist’s death.
“The world has lost one of the best MCs and Hip-Hop icons of all-time — my loyal best friend, partner, and brother, Guru,” he said. “Guru has been battling cancer for well over a year and has lost his battle! This is a matter that Guru wanted private until he could beat it, but tragically, this did not happen. The cancer took him. Now the world has lost a great man and a true genius.”
R.I.P He will be greatly missed