Autopsy results reveal drugs were to blame...
Lowri Williams

11:22 16th December 2004

Ol' Dirty Bastard

Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s autopsy report has revealed that his death was an accident and that he died as a result of taking cocaine and Tramadol, a prescription painkiller.

A spokesperson has said that the combined effects of the two drugs caused the rapper and founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan to suffer from a heart attack reports AllHipHop.

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists state that Tramadol is used to treat severe pain and is usually used for joint pain or cancer, there are warnings on the label suggest that the drug should be taken exactly how it is prescribed as it can be habit forming.

ODB has suffered from drugs problems for a large part of his life. He was arrested in 1999 for possession of crack cocaine. In 2001 he was sentenced to four years in prison for drugs possession.

Following his release from prison ODB signed to Roc-A-Fella and was working on new material when he died. This will now be released posthumously.

ODB died just 1 day before his 36th birthday.