Keith "Guru" Elam (8-Ball in GTA3) dies

By Chris | 21st Apr 2010 at 01:05 GMT in GTA III | 8 Comments

Some sad news to bring you today via Rockstar Games; Keith Elam a.k.a Guru of hip-hop outfit GangStarr, has passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was just 43 years old.

GTA3 players will also know him as the voice of 8-Ball, who has always been a popular character in the game.

All of us here at Rockstar were saddened to learn this morning of the news that Keith Elam, professionally known as Guru of Gang Starr, has succumbed to cancer after a long battle.

Guru was truly a hip-hop legend, one of the genre's greatest voices, and we are eternally grateful for his contributions to the Grand Theft Auto series as the character 8-Ball.

Our condolences to the entire Elam family, to our good friend and his long-time Gang Starr collaborator DJ Premier, and to everyone else who had the pleasure of knowing or working with the man.

Rest in peace.

GTAsoldier's photo
GTAsoldier 21st April, 2010 @ 01:19 - Permalink

Rest in peace to a real hip hop legend and one of the most memorable characters in GTA history. :(






Rowie235's photo
Rowie235 21st April, 2010 @ 07:48 - Permalink

Well that sucks ass. RIP you legend!

TUN3R's photo
TUN3R 21st April, 2010 @ 12:46 - Permalink


TM™'s photo
TM™ 21st April, 2010 @ 15:03 - Permalink

Oh man, this guy was such talent in the game. May he rest in peace.

The Bossman's photo
The Bossman 21st April, 2010 @ 22:55 - Permalink

R.I.P, his music was and still is fantastic and his 8 Ball character was one of my favourites in GTA3.

Huckleberry Pie's photo
Huckleberry Pie 22nd April, 2010 @ 00:10 - Permalink

My condolences to his family.

Blur's photo
Blur 22nd April, 2010 @ 04:09 - Permalink

"I know a place on the edge of the Red Light District were we can lay low, but my hands are all messed up so you better drive brother." *Enters the car* to listen to Head Radio and the song Fade Away being played.

He will be missed. R.I.P.

Highwire's photo
Highwire 22nd April, 2010 @ 20:20 - Permalink

He was one of my favorite rappers. R.I.P. Guru!