Milestones Apr. 10, 1995

DIED. ERIC WRIGHT, 31, rapper; of complications from AIDS; in Los Angeles. His steely, insistent tenor made "Eazy-E" one of the instantly identifiable elements of N.W.A., the rap group that took the genre to the harsher heights of "gangsta rap," with profane language and violent imagery that kept the music off radio stations and marching out of stores. Following N.W.A.'s dissolution, Wright began a second career as solo artist, producer--and a truly offbeat dabbler in Republican politics.

DIED. HUGH EDWARD O'CONNOR, 33, TV actor; of a self-inflicted gunshot wound; in Los Angeles. The son of TV star Carroll O'Connor, Hugh O'Connor...

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