Rapper DMX’s official cause of death has been revealed. According to Vulture, DMX officially died from a cocaine-induced heart attack that caused a lack of blood circulation to his brain.
DMX, whose legal name is Earl Simmons, died on April 9 at the age of 50 in Westchester County, New York. He was hospitalized on April 2 where it was previously reported by TMZ he suffered a drug overdose and heart attack.
Following Simmon’s death, his family said in a statement, “Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end.”
“He loved his family with all of his heart, and we cherish the times we spent with him. Earl’s music inspired countless fans across the world, and his iconic legacy will live on forever.”
Actor and model Daniel Mickelson died on an overdose on July 4. He was 23 years old. Los Angeles County Medical Examiner confirmed that fentanyl and cocaine toxicity caused the accidental overdose.
The news was first broken by his sister Meredith Mickelson. The model shared a picture of herself and her brother when they were younger and wrote a sweet message about him.
“There’s no words that can do him justice that I could write. To know him was to love him,” she wrote, “He was the happiest, brightest, smiley most sensitive human to exist and I’m so happy God chose me to be his sister for his whole amazing life.”
Fans and friends shared their condolences and memories of her brother under her comment section.
Friend and fellow model Ireland Basinger Baldwin commented, “I’m so sorry, sending you and your family all my love,” she wrote including a heart emoji.
His girlfriend Maddie Haley had also paid tribute to her late boyfriend on Instagram.
“I don’t want this to be real,” she wrote, “Words can’t even describe how I’m feeling right now. last night I lost my best friend in the whole world. I feel like my hearts been ripped out of my chest. Daniel you were the kindest person ever,” she finished.
Mickelson appeared in the 2019 film, The Killer Clown Meets The Candy Man, and the series Mani. Mickelson also dabbled in the fashion and design world, founding his clothing brand Kids Back Home,
Fentanyl-laced drugs have become a growing issue in Los Angeles. It has become the leading cause of accidental overdoses in celebs. The drug has claimed the lives of rapper Mac Miller, music legend Prince and actor Michael K. Williams. It was also the cause of Kate Quigley overdosing in her home along with three other friends, including comedian Fuquan Johnson. She was the only one to survive that night. Story first found HERE
A brief stint in WCW saw Miss Elizabeth aligning with such powerful factions as The Four Horseman, the New World Order, and the short-lived Team Package (Ric Flair and Lex Luger). It was during this time she and Luger began a relationship which continued after they both left the company in 2000. This toxic romance (which included at least one domestic violence incident) would ultimately lead to her death.
Some time during the late evening of April 30th, 2003, Hulette stopped breathing. Luger dialed 911 and she was rushed to a nearby hospital in Marietta, Georgia where she was pronounced dead the next day. The official cause of death was listed as a mixture of painkillers, nausea medication, tranquilizers, and alcohol. Her blood alcohol level was recorded as 0.29. A BAC at or above 0.08 is legally impaired and anything above 0.25 is considered alcohol poisoning.
A search of their home led to Luger’s arrest on 13 counts of felony drug possession after police discovered steroids, synthetic growth hormones, testosterone, oxycotin, and xanax. He pled guilty to all charges and was subsequently fined, ordered to undergo periodic drug testing, and placed on five years probation. Luger was never charged in connection with Hulette’s death which was ultimately ruled “accidental”.
Despite still being prominently featured in promotional packages as well as having an active profile on WWE.com, Miss Elizabeth is not a member of the company’s Hall of Fame. She won a Slammy Award in 1987 for “Woman of the Year” and has appeared as a non-playable character in the WWE 2K14 and 2K16video games. The circumstances of her death have undoubtedly played a part in this noticeable – and unfortunate – absence.
CHICAGO (CNN) — Comedian Chris Farley died accidentally from an overdose of cocaine and morphine, and his body showed no traces of alcohol, the Cook County Medical Examiner announced Friday.
Coronary atherosclerosis — a narrowing of the arteries supplying the heart muscle — was a significant contributing factor in the 33-year-old Farley’s death on December 18, Dr. Edmund Donoghue said in a statement.
All three of Farley’s coronary arteries showed significant signs of narrowing, which is common in opiate intoxication, Donoghue said.
Toxicology tests found morphine, a painkiller derived from opium, and cocaine in Farley’s blood.
Blood tests also found Farley had taken fluoxetine, an antidepressant sold as Prozac, and an antihistamine, but those did not contribute to his death, Donoghue said.
“Both lungs showed edema and congestion, which is a common finding in opiate intoxication,” Donoghue wrote. “The liver showed fatty change which is frequently seen in heavy drinkers.”
Farley was 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighed 296 pounds at the time of his death, the medical examiner said.
The comedian’s father, Thomas Farley, would not comment about the results.
“I’m just getting over it. I know he’s in God’s hands now,” Farley said Friday in a telephone interview from his home in Madison, Wisconsin, where Chris Farley grew up.
A report from the Tennessee Department of Health Tuesday revealed that revered singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle died in August of an accidental “acute combined drug toxicity.”
Earle’s family also announced the results of the singer’s autopsy report alongside a plea to help those struggling with addiction. “Next to alcohol and cocaine, the autopsy report revealed traces of fentanyl indicating that that usage of fentanyl-laced cocaine resulted in an overdose,” the estate wrote.
“Even though Justin was very outspoken and concerned about the opioid epidemic and the dangers of the ‘legal’ drugs fed by the pharmaceutical companies, he became the victim of a deadly dose of fentanyl,” the estate added. “Illicit drugs laced with fentanyl are causing an enormous rise in overdoses, turning cocaine usage into an even deadlier habit. It only takes a few salt-sized granules of fentanyl to cause an overdose.”
An autopsy of wrestling star Chyna revealed she died of a lethal combination of muscle relaxers, painkillers and alcohol this spring, according to a coroner’s report.
Toxicology tests indicated that Chyna, whose real name was Joan Marie Laurer, had taken a mix of alcohol and diazepam, which is marketed as Valium; nordazepam; oxycodone; oxymorphone; and temazepam, a medication used to treat insomnia, according to a Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner report.
Chyna’s mother told investigators her daughter was an “alcoholic and drank cheap wine, and she was addicted to prescription medication,” according to the report. The 46-year-old had a medical history of drug abuse.
The former World Wrestling Entertainment star was found by her manager on April 20 lying in bed in her Redondo Beach home, next to her cellphone, iPad, clothes, pillows and toys, the autopsy report said. Her manager, Anthony Anzaldo, hadn’t heard from her since she last tweeted on April 17 and decided to check on her.
Redondo Beach police had reported Chyna’s death as a possible accidental overdose or natural death.
When Chyna was found in bed, a pool of blood and foam that came from her nose and mouth was on the pillow under her face. Decomposition, according to the coroner’s report, had just started to set in.
She was lying on her right side, and her head rested on a stack of pillows. She wore a black tank top and a pair of multicolored, patterned pants, according to the report.
Inside her bedroom, investigators found multiple bottles of prescription medications, a metal pipe resembling a cigarette, a green plastic grinder, a small wooden box and a blue glass pipe on top of a nightstand, according to the autopsy report. In a bottom drawer of the same nightstand, investigators found a blister pack of pills inside an envelope. Another pack of pills, which was empty, was found near the nightstand.
Loose pills were found on the floor of her bedroom and on a dining table.
Days before her body was found, Chyna had posted a rambling and sometimes incoherent video on YouTube. She also posted a smiling selfie April 17 on her Instagram account that appeared to have been taken in her bedroom.
“Happy Sunday my lovelies I hope you all enjoy your day with your family,” she wrote. “Be Happy, Love each other, and Live in Peace!
Anzaldo told The Times that Chyna had been taking the legally prescribed pills over the course of three weeks, but wasn’t using them properly, he said. Her death was the result of an accidental overdose, Anzaldo insisted, not suicide.
According to Anzaldo, Dr. Bennet Omalu, a Nigerian-born forensic pathologist and expert on chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, was planning to examine Chyna’s brain.
He said the doctor’s findings could help provide insight on a link between the degenerative brain disease and sports athletes whose heads repeatedly are exposed to blunt force trauma.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, 22, died at a hospice on 26 July, six months after she was found unresponsive in a bath.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office in Atlanta released an initial statement ahead of the full post-mortem report – eight months after her death.
A judge in Atlanta issued an order on Thursday to unseal the report, following requests from the media.
The medical examiner’s office said it reviewed medical records, investigative files and other documents to determine how Brown died.
The exam concluded cannabis and alcohol were involved in her death, along with medication used for sedation or to treat anxiety, citing the “underlying cause” of death as “immersion associated with drug intoxication”.
The statement said: “Death was clearly not due to natural causes, but the medical examiner has not been able to determine whether death was due to intentional or accidental causes, and has therefore classified the manner of death as undetermined.”
The state reportedly requested the post-mortem documents originally be sealed in September 2015 in order to protect an ongoing investigation into Brown’s death.
Media lawyers argued the sealing order should be lifted because it was made without a public hearing, in violation of the long-standing rules that post-mortem results are public records.
“We would hope that news agencies and the media receiving the report would do so with the discretion and dignity a family who has lost a loved one deserves,” said district attorney Paul Howard, who argued for the sealing of the report last year.
“Our investigation into the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown will continue.”
Brown was the only child of singer Whitney Houston; her father was R&B singer Bobby Brown.
She was buried in August at the Fairview cemetery in Westfield, New Jersey, next to her mother, who drowned in a bath in 2012 on the eve of the Grammy Awards ceremony.
Elisa Rebeca Bridges (May 24, 1973 – February 7, 2002) was an American actress and model. She is Playboy magazine’s Playmate of the Month for December 1994, and Playboy’s Video Playmate of the Month for September 1996. She appeared in several video productions from Playboy Home Video from 1996 to 2000. After appearing in Playboy, she modeled frequently on assignments in Los Angeles, Miami, and Hawaii. She also appeared as a model for Perfect 10. She was born in Miami and raised in Dallas.
On February 7, 2002, Bridges died in a guest bedroom of the Benedict Canyon, Los Angeles mansion of Edward Nahem, a longtime acquaintance of Hugh Hefner. Nahem last saw Bridges the previous evening and knew she had a noon appointment the following day, then became concerned after arriving home that evening and finding her car still in the driveway. He found her unresponsive in her bed and attempted CPR as instructed by 911 operators; paramedics arrived and pronounced her dead on the scene. The room contained no illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia; a bottle of Xanax was found in her purse and a plastic cup with a white, powdery substance was found in the bathroom wastebasket .Although Playboy stated that she died of natural causes, the official coroner’s report listed her “manner of death is accident … Acute intoxication by the combined effects of heroin, methamphetamine, meperidine and alprazolam”
Born John Adam Belushi in Chicago to Albanian immigrant parents. As a boy, his family moved to Wheaton, where John played on the high school football team and was homecoming king. He attended the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater where he co-founded an acting troupe. Belushi then auditioned for and won a spot with Chicago’s famous Second City ensemble. In 1973 John moved to New York City and landed a role off-Broadway in National Lampoon’s “Lemmings”. The part led to a job as a writer for the syndicated National Lampoon’s Radio Hour. In 1975 a new skit comedy program was being cast and John won a spot with an audition featuring his soon to be familiar Samurai character as a pool hustler. John formed a partnership with fellow cast mate Dan Aykroyd and together they introduced the Blues Brothers with a rendition of “Hey Bartender” in the spring of 1978 on SNL and followed it with the released of an album; “Briefcase Full of Blues”. That same year saw the release of “National Lampoon’s Animal House” and John became a huge star. John continued as a member of SNL until September of 1979. He and Aykroyd then threw themselves into the creation of “The Blues Brothers”. Released in 1980, it set a record for the most cars crashed in one movie and sparked a renewed interest in the blues. John partnered with Aykroyd again in 1981’s “Neighbors” and, in a departure from his usual persona, played the romantic lead in the comedy “Continental Divide”. Unfortunately, with his fame apparently came a cocaine addiction. John became known as a hard core party man. His last days were spent in West Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont Hotel, with similar hard core users. Witnesses said that on March 5, 1982, John mainlined a cocktail of heroin and cocaine called a speed ball. The overdose caused a complete respiratory failure and killed him. On March 9, Dan Aykroyd, in a black leather jacket and black jeans, led John’s funeral procession on his motorcycle. John’s memorial service two days later drew over 1000 relatives and friends to the Cathedral of Saint John Divine in New York. As he once promised John, Aykroyd played the Ventures “2000-pound Bee” at the service.