(AllHipHop News) The family of Gang Starr emcee Guru, has released a statement in hopes that AllHipHop.com and other media outlets would release the information to fans of the late rapper.The letter states that Guru, born Keith Elam, was comatose and remained unconscious from February this year until his death. The letter also disputes the legitimacy of any foundations purported to operate on Guru's behalf."The Elam family wishes to thank the fans of our son/brother/father uncle/nephew/cousin Keith aka GURU for the outpouring of love, concern and support.Our hearts are broken by the loss of someone we loved so much. GURU was devoted to his young son, who will most keenly feel his absence.GURU suffered from multiple myeloma for over a year. Accrued complications from this illness led to respiratory failure and cardiac arrest. As a result, GURU was in a coma from mid February until his death and never regained consciousness. Early on the morning of April 19th, he became hypertensive due to low blood pressure. He again went into cardiac arrest and slipped away from us.GURU died far too young but he was, and we are, proud of all his many legendary musical contributions.The family is not aware of any foundations established by GURU. We know and understand that countless fans want to express their condolences and love and, to that end, we are planning a memorial event in the near future that will be all-inclusive. Please look for further details from the family as they become available.from The Elam FamilyTo be accurate, Solar did mention the Each One Counts foundation referenced in the original letter allegedly written by Guru in a previous interview in 2008 with Guru and AllHipHop.com.Guru died of cancer on Monday, April 19th.