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ACTOR DENNIS HOPPER DIES

Hollywood actor Dennis Hopper has died at age 74. The veteran actor lost his long battle with prostate cancer this morning, surrounded by friends and family. Rest In Peace Dennis Hopper. Advertisements

PRODUCER SOLAR SPEAKS OUT OVER LETTER BACKLASH

AllHiphop.com reports that producer Solar has addressed the mounting speculation over the controversial / suspect letter (Click HERE to read) that was sent out this morning along with a press release, which announced the death of the legendary rapper Guru (real name Keith Elam). Guru lost his long fight against cancer yesterday (April 19th). Solar tweeted, “Guru made this statement from his own mouth and anybody saying different is insane with Hate!” It was totally inappropriate of him to issue a letter []

HIP HOP LEGEND GURU DIES

It’s been reported on DJ Premier’s Blog that Hip Hop legend Guru (real name Keith Elam and best known as front man for GangStarr) died yesterday (April 19th) after a long battle fighting cancer. Guru allegedly wrote this letter to fans while in hospital battling his illness. Via BallerStatus.com 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 []

FIRST BLACK SUPER MODEL NAOMI SIMMS DIES

Via NY Daily News Naomi Sims, the first black supermodel, died of cancer Saturday in Newark at age 61, the New York Times reports. Sims broke barriers when she made the cover of Ladies Home Journal in 1968 — becoming the first black model to do so on a mainstream women’s magazine. It was a defining achievement for the “Black is Beautiful” movement at the time – and Sims went on to appear on the covers of Life, Cosmopolitan and Essence. Continue []