The Elam family wishes to thank the fans of our son/brother/father uncle/nephew/cousin Keith aka GURU for the outpouring of love, concern and support. Our hearts are broken by the loss of someone we loved so much. GURU was devoted to his young son, who will most keenly feel his absence.
GURU suffered from multiple myeloma for over a year. Accrued complications from this illness led to respiratory failure and cardiac arrest. As a result, GURU was in a coma from mid February until his death and never regained consciousness. Early on the morning of April 19th, he became hypertensive due to low blood pressure. He again went into cardiac arrest and slipped away from us.
GURU died far too young but he was, and we are, proud of all his many legendary musical contributions.
The family is not aware of any foundations established by GURU. We know and understand that countless fans want to express their condolences and love and, to that end, we are planning a memorial event in the near future that will be all-inclusive. Please look for further details from the family as they become available.
from The Elam Family
Thanx to the DJ Premier Blog
TONY TOUCH - TRIBUTE TO GURU
Part 1: Scarface talks about making “Betrayal”
Part 2: Owen Lamb, who was the voice on the beginning of JFK 2 LAX, talks about introducing Tony Touch to Guru, which then led to Tony DJ’ing for him.
Part 3: Greg Nice calls in to speak about how he came up with Guru in the 80’s.
Part 4: Tony takes calls from the fans and Owen addresses the Solar situation.
Part 5: Doo Wop, who was Guru’s DJ on his final tour, calls in to give his perspective.
Part 6: Bun B calls in to talk about how important Guru was for his career. He also discusses the time he met Guru, and how important that moment was to him.
Part 7: Fans call up and spit something in memory of Guru.
Thanx to The Diggers Union & Nah Right