Guru Dead at 43

Wow. We knew he was sick, but I didn't realize he had cancer. Best to his family. I'm not sure why Solaar Solar is speaking on his behalf and not them. I recall reading that there were some issues there. I'm sure one of the commentariat will know more.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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