Eazy-E passed away on March 26, 1995, only month after he was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. On the 25th anniversary of his death, his daughter Erica Wright posted several throwback photos of the late gangsta rap legend and herself as a young child.
“25 LOOOONNNGGGG YEARS….OF THIS PAIN AND IT BARELY START SEEMING TO GET A ‘LITTLE’ LIGHTER!!” she wrote in all caps. “I LOVE YOU FOREVER AND ALWAYS!!! FROM BIRTH AND BEYOND #INLOVINGMEMORY. #MOURNEMTILIJOINEM #DADDYSGIRL #NOTFORENTERTAINMENT.”
Eazy was admitted to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on February 24, 1995 with a violent cough. He was eventually diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, which he likely contracted from a sexual partner. He announced his illness in a public statement less than a month later.
Before his death, he made amends with his former N.W.A brethren Ice Cube and penned a final message to his fans. As previously noted, he died on March 26, 1995 at the age of 30. He was buried on April 7, 1995 at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, California. Over 3,000 people attended his funeral, including the late Jerry Heller and DJ Yella.
Eazy’s family unveiled an elaborate new tombstone for the late N.W.A rapper during a public ceremony at his final resting place on September 7, which would have been his 55th birthday.