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New Doc Investigates 'The Mysterious Death Of Eazy-E'

By Stereo Williams

Eazy-E is one of the most iconic figures in Hip-Hop. The Compton legend is often celebrated as the "Godfather of Gangsta Rap," recognized for his legacy as the founder of rap group N.W.A., and the head of Ruthless Records. But Eazy's death in 1995 after being diagnosed with HIV/AIDS is the subject of a new documentary thats seeking answers to 25-year old questions. 

The Mysterious Death of Eazy-E examines the circumstances surrounding the death of the man born Eric Wright. The inaugural one-hour episode premieres on August 12 on weTV at 10 p.m. ET and will include never-before-seen footage and interviews; as the series examines Eazy-E’s death but also his life and impact on the music industry. His daughter Ebie has spearheaded the project.

“Did Eazy-E truly die from AIDS?” the press release reads. “If so, how did he contract it? Are there people who wanted this pioneer and father dead? The investigative series uncovers these questions and more.”