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DJ AM's Sister Dies After Battle With Colon Cancer

5/16/2011 11:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

DJ AM's older sister Lara Long -- the woman who created the DJ AM Memorial Fund -- passed away last week after a battle with an extremely rare form of colon cancer ... TMZ has confirmed.

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TMZ spoke with Jenni Weinman, a rep for the estate and Lara's family -- who tells us, "It is with unbearable sadness that I can confirm that Lara Long, the sister to DJ AM passed away late Monday night, May 9th after a fierce four month battle with an extremely rare colon cancer."

Weinman continues, "She was just two months shy of turning 41. Lara was responsible for keeping the memory of her brother alive with the creation of the DJ AM Memorial Fund. She was the driving force behind his eBay shoe sale as well as his record sales, working tirelessly to make sure he would not be forgotten.

"Lara was an amazing woman, with a huge personality, a heart of gold and an incredible laugh. There are no words to explain how she will be missed. We ask that you please respect the privacy of the family at this most devastating of times.”

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lou    

Wow, how sad and tragic. I hope that she's now with her brother. God bless, Lara and RIP.

1173 days ago
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NatTxn    

Too young!!! My heart breaks for their family.

1173 days ago
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noneofyourbusiness    

That is terrible. My thoughts are with their family and friends.

1173 days ago
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michele    

That is terribly sad. My truest condolences to the rest of their family.

1173 days ago
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STARR C    

Sad. RIP

1173 days ago
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Kàt    

Thoughts and prayers to her family and many friends.

Peace girl.

1173 days ago
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LB    

Not sure if their parents are around, but I could not imagine the heartache they must feel with two children gone.

1173 days ago
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dd    

Stress...RIP

1173 days ago
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Doreen    

OMG..HOW TRAGIC..I hope she is with her brother now.

1173 days ago
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Home Skillet    

Wow ... very sad. Deepest sympathies for her family and friends.

1173 days ago
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Kathy    

So sorry. Cancer is just so unfair.

1173 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

What a tragedy for the family. R.I.P. Lara.

1173 days ago
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Buckaroobonzai    

just very very sad...

1173 days ago
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Paula    

Man - how much more tragedy does this family have to endure? Really sad....

1173 days ago
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bagladey    

Extremely sad, what are the scientists doing about cancer? My condolences to this whole family but especially to the mother who has lost two children.

1173 days ago
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