Legendary rapper Guru has died after a battle with cancer. He was just 43.
Born in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood, Keith Elam was a member of the duo Gang Starr, and is considered one of the pioneers of hip hop-jazz crossover.
His stage name, Guru, is actually an acronym for Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal and/or the less often used God is Universal; he is the Ruler Universal.
According to reports, Guru passed away yesterday, having suffered from the grave, malicious illness for over a year and after numerous special treatments.
R.I.P. Guru (1966-2010).
Guru always tried to keep his harrowing cancer diagnosis in private but in early 2010 he had to admit himself to hospital due to serious effects caused by it.
While in hospital with terminal cancer, Guru wrote a letter, which was provided by Solar, to his fans addressing his illness, career, family and loved ones.
You can read that here.