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Hiphop legend Guru dies from cancer at age 43

New York City- According to a statement issued by Guru’s friend and longtime partner Solar, and posted on DJ Premier‘s site, Guru died Monday morning following a yearlong struggle with cancer. Last month, the disease triggered cardiac arrest, which left the hip-hop hero in a coma.

“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. “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.”

Also..check out the tribute mix that Mister Cee from H0t 97 threw down:

Mister Cee Hot 97 FM NYC Tribute To Guru:

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On a personal note, I knew and worked with Guru over the years while I was living in NYC working in the recording studios as an Engineer. I considered him a friend and an inspiration- it’s not every day that you end up working with people that you grew up listening to and I considered myself blessed to be able to see inside the creative process of a legend. Keith- you will be missed man, thank you for what you gave us…R.I.P.

Hiphop icon Guru (from Gangstarr) recovering after suffering heart attack!

New York City- According to Guru’s long-time Gang Starr DJ and production partner DJ Premier, 43-year-old Guru(born Keith Elam), suffered a heart attack on March 1st and had surgery at a New York-area hospital, according to Billboard magazine and Hot 97′s Miss Info.

An unnamed source told AllHipHop.com that the rapper was doing “fine” and is expected to make a full recovery. “Guru is alive and recovering from his surgery. Doctors are expecting a full recovery luckily.”

According to BallerStatus.com:

“In a statement on Wednesday (March 3), 43-year-old Guru himself says he has awakened and doing well in his recovery, adding that his business partner Solar will be the only person giving “accurate” updates about his status.

“I am doing fine and I am recovering. I’m weak though,” Guru said. “Solar is the only person who has the accurate info on my situation. Any info from anybody else is false. I appreciate your well wishes and all the love.”

In a statement himself, Solar — who serves as Guru’s Solar and partner for his 7 Grand Records label — echoed the rapper’s comments.

“Guru is resting and doing well after his surgery,” he said. “The doctors say that he will fully recover from his illness. We thank everyone who send prayers our way and we appreciate the outpouring of love from around the world.”

Guru’s former Gangstarr partner-in-crime, DJ Premier, had been previously giving the public updates about the rapper’s condition.

It’s unclear if the rapper’s disclaimer was aimed toward him, or another person.”