producer who in the early and mid-1980's helped to give hip-hop arena
ambitions through his work with the pioneering group Run-DMC, but who
had been in poor health since suffering a stroke in 2007 that left him
paralyzed and unable to speak.
Cause of Death: Unknown causes
Born: June 11, 1951
Died: December 19, 2014
Location: Flushing, Queens, New York