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Influential MC/producer Guru, born Keith Elam, of golden-era hip hop group Gang Starr has passed away. He was 43. Guru recently underwent surgery following a heart attack and, according to a statement, he succumbed to cancer yesterday after a long battle with the disease. A native of Boston, Guru's name and sound became synonymous with underground hip hip during the early 90s. Along with his then-partner DJ Premier, Gang Starr released six classic albums before the group disbanded in 2003... Here's what you had to say: Anonymous commented: "Now he is truly "loungin'" in heaven. R.I.P. Guru. You will be missed."