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Ol’ Dirty Died From Cocaine And Prescription Painkiller

A medical examiner

has ruled the death of rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard an accident, the result

of taking cocaine and Tramadol, a prescription painkiller.

A spokesperson

said the combined effects of the cocaine and Tramadol caused the rapper to suffer

a heart attack on November 13, just two days before his 36th birthday.

According to the

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Tramadol is used to relieve moderately

severe pain.

The drug is usually

prescribed to treat pain caused by surgery or chronic conditions such as joint

pain or cancer, although it is prescribed for other reasons.

Warnings on the

label suggest that the drug, which abusers usually crush and then sniff due

to the taste, should be taken exactly as prescribed and can be habit forming.

Ol’ Dirty

complained of chest pains days before he suffered a fatal heart attack inside

of Wu Tang’s Manhattan based 36 Records.

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