The Last Hours of Hip-Hop Legend Eazy-E

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On March 26, 1995, the world was shocked by the sudden death of rapper Eric ‘Eazy-E’ Wright, a member of the hugely successful hip-hop group N.W.A., which also included Ice Cube and Dr. Dre.

N.W.A., as controversial as they were popular, hit the radio waves like a storm in the late 1980s and early 1990s, with hits like “F— the Police” and “Straight Outta Compton,” and are considered one of the greatest and most influential groups of the genre.

Then in 1995, at the age of 30, Eazy-E was diagnosed with AIDS, and passed away from its complications only a month later.

Renowned forensic pathologist and medical examiner Dr. Michael Hunter analyzes every detail to get to the truth of how Eazy-E died on Autopsy: The Last Hours of… Eazy-E, which premieres on REELZ TV on Sunday, June 4 at 9pm ET, as part of an all-night special lineup of rap legends who have passed.

Eazy-E’s and N.W.A.’s story is documented in the 2015 film Straight Outta Compton, where Jason Mitchell plays Easy-E.