Milestones Nov. 11, 2002

DIED. JASON MIZELL, A.K.A. JAM MASTER JAY, 37, jovial DJ of the boundary-breaking rap group Run-D.M.C.; of a gunshot wound to the head; in Queens, N.Y. Police say a gunman gained access to Mizell's studio and shot the hip-hop star at close range during a recording session. Also in the studio were five others, one of whom was shot in the leg. The possibility that Mizell's death might be linked to previous rap violence was particularly troubling to those who knew him best. He was widely hailed as the nicest man in rap, not just because he remained in his beloved...

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