After battling health issues related to cancer, the legendary MC and founding member of Gang Starr has passed away at the age of 43 on April 20th, 2010.
He is survived by his son KC.
Guru will live on through his influential music, which helped pave the way for countless hip-hop acts. Consisting of the classic “one DJ and one MC” set up, Gang Starr released one quality album after another, leaving most other acts in awe of their skills.
Solar, a producer working closely with Guru before his passing had this to say:
“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 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.””