Nick Cannon and Other Black Celebrities With Lupus

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James “J. Dilla” Yancey

Legendary hip-hop producer James “J. Dilla” Yancey blazed a path in the world of hip-hop, producing albums for greats such as Ghostface Killah, Common, Busta Rhymes and A Tribe Called Quest. Sadly, Yancey’s health began to decline in the early 2000s, and in 2005 he admitted to the severity of his health condition. He succumbed to the autoimmune disease on Feb. 10, 2006, at the age of 32.

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