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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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writenow    

The parents must be beyond grief.

1073 days ago
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TadAllagash    

if only the comments under M-Bone posts read like these respectful comments. in the views of TMZ commenters, some people deserve respect in death, rappers do not - trust me, DJ AM would NOT agree with you

Rest In Peace to all those who've died - only God need judge

1073 days ago
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Lena    

Damn! How much pain is this family supposed to take. I can't imagine burying two children...much less two children in...what...a year? 18months?

1073 days ago
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Pretty LL    

This is so sad. I'm thinking of her family too, now having lost two children. I'm sure Lara and DJ are in a great place. It's those left behind who suffer :-(

1073 days ago
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Melissa    

Terribly sad and tragic! Lara was so kind! We used to tweet back and fort. I feel awful for her mother to have to deal with the deaths of her only 2 kids 2 years apart, no parent shoulkd have to bury even one child, let alone two. Mmay she find some peace, somehow. I hope Adam and Lara are together now

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