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Guru, Rapper and Founder of Jazzmatazz, Dies at 43

Guru and Solar

According to a report today from MTV, rapper and bandleader Guru died on Monday, April 19. The rapper was suffering from cancer. He had suffered a heart attack in February of this year and shortly thereafter went into a coma. He later came out of the coma, but suffered another heart attack. He was 43.

This statement was issued from Guru’s camp: “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.”

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