Eazy-E, whose rap group N.W.A. sold millions of records and angered the FBI by pioneering the hard-core "gangsta" rap sound, died Sunday night, just 10 days after revealing he had AIDS. He was 31.
The rapper, whose real name was Eric Wright, was a former drug dealer who claimed to have fathered seven children by six different women. He probably contracted the virus through heterosexual contact, his doctor said.