Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
In Memory of Keith Elam

Grand Theft Auto III - General News | @ 01:45 PM CST | By Slim Trashman

Keith Elam, aka Guru of the hip hop duo Gang Starr, and most prominently known to fans of the GTA series as the voice of 8-Ball, has passed away after a long battle with cancer at the age of 43.

9 years ago, he lent his voice to Grand Theft Auto III's 8-Ball, symbolizing the true start of what has become a hugely successful franchise with his famous first words imaged above.

Who knows how the Grand Theft Auto series may have turned out had it not been for him? Sure he may not have been a part of the developing team, but his contributions certainly stood out and will never be forgotten.

Rest In Peace, Keith Elam. The Voice Symbolizing Grand Theft Auto's Success.
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Fiery depths of life

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R.I.P. and condolences to family and friends.
04-20-2010 01:59 PM

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R.I.P. Keith Elam :'(
04-20-2010 02:02 PM
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wow.... he died at the same age and same cause my dad died of. He was also 43 and had non hodgkins Lymphoma cancer.

I was only 7 years old at the time and it was hard for me at such a young age :(

[ post edited 04-20-2010 02:53 PM by Nite ]
04-20-2010 02:51 PM
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Much respect for a great voice actor and well known character of the GTA series.

04-20-2010 09:54 PM
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R.I.P. to Guru. One of the most brilliant MCs to bless the mic. His addition to the cast of III was great. I was so amped when I heard 8-Ball say those first few words.
04-21-2010 01:39 PM
GTA IV pwns

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R.I.P. Keith. You will be missed by us all.
04-21-2010 02:42 PM
Formaly cosmic

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RIP Guru.
04-21-2010 05:04 PM

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Classic line. Practically a meme around here. Unfortunate news though.
04-21-2010 10:59 PM
late on the feels

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This is a sad time, only 43 :(

04-22-2010 09:36 AM
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R.I.P. Keith Elam :'(
04-22-2010 11:19 AM
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R.I.P. man.
04-23-2010 10:42 PM
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good by Keith
05-01-2010 02:38 AM

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