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Legendary Gangstarr artist Guru has succumbed to cancer after a lengthy bout with the disease.

The artist, born Keith Elam, died on Monday April 19. He was 48 years old.

Solar, Guru’s partner, expressed sadness over the loss.

“The world has lost one of the best MCs and Hip-Hop icons of all-time — my loyal best friend, partner, and brother, Guru,” Solar said in a statement. “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.”

Via AllHipHop.

BlackoutHipHop Team sends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Keith Elam aka Guru.



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  2. DJ Chill on April 20, 2010

    REST IN PEACE
    WE MISS YOU
    GIFTED UNLIMITED RHYMES UNIVERSAL

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