Ike Turner Died of Cocaine Overdose

Ike Turner’s death on December 12th of last year has been ruled “a cocaine overdose,” according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s office. “We are listing that he abused cocaine, and that’s what resulted in the cocaine toxicity,” said Paul Parker, the office’s chief investigator. Hypertensive cardiovascular disease and pulmonary emphysema are also being listed as “significant and contributing factors” to Turner’s death.

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