Ike Turner Died of Cocaine Overdose


The autopody report has come in and Ike Turner died of an cocaine overdose. Turner died on December 12, 2007 at 76 years of age at his home in San Marcos, California, near San Diego.

“The cause of death for Mr. Turner is cocaine toxicity with other significant additions contributing,” Paul Parker, the chief investigator at the medical examiner’s office, said in a statement earlier Wednesday. Those other factors included hypertensive cardiovascular disease and pulmonary emphysema.

Parker concluded that Turner’s death would be ruled accidental, although an official announcement has not been made.

Though Turner was a famed musician and record producer, he was best known for his rocky relationship with Tina Turner and the claims of spousal abuse that she brought against him. During the 1980s, Turner was convicted of drug-related charges, and he was later sentenced to serve several years in a California state prison.

In recent years, Turner sought to ensure his legacy in a brighter light. He won his first Grammy Award in 2007 for Best Traditional Blues Album thanks to his Risin’ with the Blues LP. And in a 2000 appearance on VH1’s “Behind the Music,” Turner seemed to recognize his need to come to terms with his past tribulations.

First seen- MTV


~ by Tiffany on January 17, 2008.

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