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Patricia Elam says the family of Keith “Guru” Elam found out about his death the day after he died, through the media.

“[My son] Justin found out on the Internet and called me. I had to call my dad,” Patricia Elam told MTV News in an exclusive interview. “[Keith’s 9-year-old son] KC found out riding in the car, hearing it on the radio. That’s not right if you care about someone. That’s not how you treat them. My brother would never have wanted us to find out that way. Never in a million years. Especially his son. Come on, now.”

Furthermore, when they sought to find the whereabouts of Guru’s body, it was en route to a funeral home for cremation.

“The hospital released the body in [Solar’s] care. I don’t know how it was determined what funeral home it would go to,” Patricia said. “My son Justin was looking online and saw something that the body was going to be cremated. My father was calling the hospital looking for the body and they were like, ‘We released it to the health-care proxy.’ Luckily my other brother happened to be in New York on something unrelated and he started calling funeral homes in the area, if you can imagine. Fortunately the third one he called was the right one. He said, ‘Listen, I’m the brother of Keith Elam, do not release that body to anyone but me.’ Thankfully he was able to get there in time.”’

Read the whole article at AllHipHop.com

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