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Compton, Los Angeles CA, United States (1987 – 1995)

Eric Lynn Wright (born September 7, 1963; died March 26, 1995), better known by his stage name Eazy-E, was an American rapper, producer, and record executive from Compton, California. He is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of gangsta rap, who initially rose to fame as the founder of the rap group N.W.A. Eazy-E’s style was marked by his youthful, high-pitched voice and his lyrics focusing on elements of urban street life, such as: The procurement & use of firearms, The distribution, acquirement & ingestion of illegal narcotics , Frequent engagements in enthusiastically unconventional sexual acts and the Relationship between members of the local police force and inhabitants of his neighborhood. His son, Lil Eazy-E, is also a rapper.

In 1995, Eazy-E was admitted into Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles with what he believed to be bronchitis. Instead he was diagnosed with AIDS, and soon announced his illness publicly. He died shortly after, on March 26, 1995, at approximately 6:35 PM (Pacific time). He was 31 years old when he died. Eazy’s death from AIDS was probably due to his history of unprotected sex with female fans. During the week of March 20, Eazy-E drafted his last message to fans. One week after making that announcement, Eazy succumbed to the disease.

Eazy-E’s last words:
“I may not seem like a guy you would pick to preach a sermon. But I feel it is now time to testify because I do have folks who care about me hearing all kinds of stuff about what’s up.” “Yeah, I was a brother on the streets of Compton doing a lot of things most people look down on — but it did pay off.

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