Easy-E: Age 31 | Cause Of Death: AIDS

(Born: 7 September 1964, California, United States; Died: 26 March 1995, LA, California, United States)


Washington Post (03/27/95)  

Rapper Eazy E, whose real name was Eric Wright, died on Sunday from AIDS-related complications at the age of 31. Wright’s pioneering “gangsta” rap group N.W.A. helped bring inner-city rap to the suburbs. In announcing that he  had AIDS on March 16, Wright said he did not know how he  got the disease, but that he wanted to warn his friends and their families. “I’ve learned in the last week that this thing is real and it doesn’t discriminate,” Wright said in a statement.

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