BigLaw associate who co-wrote 'Notorious RBG' rap song dies at age 25

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A Duane Morris associate who co-wrote a viral “Notorious RBG” rap song honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 25.

Kelly Cosby died on Sunday from an aggressive form of melanoma, the New York Law Journal (sub. req.) reports. She was diagnosed with the cancer soon after her May graduation from New York University Law School.

Cosby had learned she passed the New York bar exam a few weeks ago.

Cosby co-wrote “Notorious RBG” in 2013 with Elizabeth Gavin, who told the New York Law Journal that Cosby was “one of the sweetest, kindest, gentlest people that I have ever met.” Gavin and Cosby were working at the Global Justice Center at the time they wrote the song. Cosby also worked with Amnesty International while attending the University of Kansas as an undergrad.

Cosby had previously battled cancer when she was a first-year law student, and the illness made her feel connected to Ginsburg, who is also a cancer survivor, Gavin told the legal publication.

Ginsburg wrote Gavin a note, delivered last Saturday, which read: “To Kelly Cosby—Thinking of my favorite rapper with appreciation and affection, Cheers, RBG.”

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