Rapper Guru Dies

Apr 20, 10 Rapper Guru Dies

GuruIt’s a sad day for Hip Hop and NCM as reports have flown in that rapper Guru has died at the age of 43 after a long battle with cancer.

The New York born MC went into cardiac arrest on March 2 and was in a coma for some time.

He had tried to keep the cancer diagnosis private, but in early March, news leaked that Guru had been admitted to the hospital, suffered a heart attack, and was recovering from a mystery illness.

A statement issued on mtv.com said: “Guru has passed away yesterday morning (April 19) after a long battle with cancer.

“According to (producer) Solar, Guru suffered from the malicious illness for over a year and after numerous special treatments under the supervision of medical specialists failed, the legendary MC succumbed to the disease. Guru always tried to keep this harrowing diagnosis in private but in early 2010 he had to admit himself to hospital due to serious effects caused by the disease.”

Guru had a long career after teaming up with DJ premiere to form Gang Starr.

6 studio albums later he was hailed for making “conscious rap”

It’s a very sad day for all of us. Here at NCM we have had ‘You know my Steez’ on constant replay.

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