Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Ike Turner Died of a Cocaine Overdose -- But Accidentally

Posted By on Wed, Jan 16, 2008 at 6:25 PM


Musician Ike Turner's died of a cocaine overdose, the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office said Wednesday.

"The cause of death for Ike Turner is cocaine toxicity with other significant conditions," Supervising Medical Examiner Investigator Paul Parker told CNN.

Contributing conditions included high blood pressure and emphysema, he said. "The manner of death is an accident," he added.

-- Annie Zaleski


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