On this day: March 26

Published On: Mar 21 2013 11:33:30 AM CDT   Updated On: Mar 26 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

Beethoven and Walt Whitman die, the Stanley Cup comes to the U.S., UCLA wins their seventh straight title, and Pink Floyd's "Dark Side" rules the charts, all on this day.

OTD March 26 - Eazy-E
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1995: Rapper Eazy-E, the rap pioneer who helped establish "gangsta rap" in the 1980s with the group N.W.A., dies due to complications from AIDS at the age of 31 in Los Angeles, California. Eazy, whose real name was Eric Lynn Wright, was admitted to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 24, 1995, with what he believed to be asthma, but was instead diagnosed with AIDS.

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