Remembering Guru

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Above the Clouds

In 2010, after suffering a heart attack that put him in a coma and enduring a long battle with cancer, Guru died on April 19. There was controversy surrounding his death as word of the tragedy spread. Guru's family members and friends claimed his business partner Solar (not to be confused with MC Solaar), who was working with him on his last projects like Guru 8.0: Lost and Found, prevented them from seeing him in the hospital, and even forged a letter that Guru had supposedly written. Though the details of what exactly happened are murky, one thing is beyond dispute: Guru's legacy and impact on the music and culture he loved.   

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