A painting of me

I, Guru, am writing this letter to my fans, friends and loved ones around the world. I have had a long battle with cancer and have succumbed to the disease. I have suffered with this illness for over a year. I have exhausted all medical options.
Keith Elam, aka Guru, dies at age 43.


  1. So sad.

    Weird stuff in the letter, huh?

    I do not wish my ex-DJ to have anything to do with my name likeness, events tributes etc. connected in anyway to my situation including any use of my name or circumstance for any reason and I have instructed my lawyers to enforce this. I had nothing to do with him in life for over 7 years and want nothing to do with him in death. Solar has my life story and is well informed on my family situation, as well as the real reason for separating from my ex-DJ.

    That’s pretty sad – the deathbed is pretty much where you want to set aside stuff like this. Makes me wonder what “the real reason” was.

  2. Yeah, I thought that was strange too. I didn’t know they had a falling out. MetaFilter has a bit more on the toptic. I hope Mos Def and Talib Kweli are still friends.

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