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DIED. JASON MIZEL, A.K.A. JAM MASTER JAY, 37, one of the forefathers of rap and turntable maestro for the iconic New York rap band Run-DMC, famous for stripping down hip-hop music and injecting it with rock, and for its storming cover of Walk This Way with Aerosmith; by gunmen in New York City. Although street violence has always haunted hip-hop, the music of Run-DMC, known as "the Beatles of Rap," never celebrated gun culture. Rather, with almost religious fervor, it preached unity and peace.

VACQUITTED. PAUL BURRELL, 44, former footman of Queen Elizabeth II who went on to...

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