Ike Turner's Death Ruled Cocaine Overdose
When you can't make it to your own Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame induction, it might be time to re-assess your health regime. Unfortunately, Ike Turner was unable to break from the long history of substance abuse that finally led to his demise.
Rock-and-roll pioneer Ike Turner died of a cocaine overdose, the San Diego County medical examiner said on Wednesday.
Turner, 76, was found dead on December 12 at his home in San Marcos near San Diego. He had a history of cocaine addiction stretching back more than 30 years.
The medical examiner said an autopsy showed that a long history of cardiovascular disease and emphysema contributed to Turner's death. [...]
His addiction to cocaine drained his finances and led to
several arrests, most of which were drug related. Turner could
not attend his own Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame induction because
he was serving a prison term.