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FILE - This Feb. 25, 1998 file photo shows O.D.B, Ol' Dirty Bastard of the Wu Tang Clan, whose legal name is Russell Jones, performing at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The culture that in the 1990s lost its brightest stars to gun violence has in recent years seen a series of notable rappers die of drug- and health-related causes. Since 2011, hip-pop pioneer Heavy D, singer and rap chorus specialist Nate Dogg and New York rapper Tim Dog all died of ailments in their 40s. Kriss Kross rapper Chris Kelly was found dead last week in Atlanta of a suspected drug overdose.  Jones collapsed and died inside his studio on Nov. 13, 2004.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

FILE - This Feb. 25, 1998 file photo shows O.D.B, Ol' Dirty Bastard of the Wu Tang Clan, whose legal name is Russell Jones, performing at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The culture that in the 1990s lost its brightest stars to gun violence has in recent years seen a series of notable rappers die of drug- and health-related causes. Since 2011, hip-pop pioneer Heavy D, singer and rap chorus specialist Nate Dogg and New York rapper Tim Dog all died of ailments in their 40s. Kriss Kross rapper Chris Kelly was found dead last week in Atlanta of a suspected drug overdose. Jones collapsed and died inside his studio on Nov. 13, 2004. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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