Ol’ Dirty Bastard
will be laid to rest tomorrow (Thursday) November 18th at the Christian Cultural
Centre in Brooklyn, New York.
A private ceremony
will take place for the family and friends of the rapper, followed by a public
memorial service, in which thousands are expected to attend.
According to the
deceased rapper’s handlers, his estate is set to be divided among 7 of
His wife, Icelene
Jones, stated that she expected a battle to ensue over his estate, because the
rapper did not leave a will.
Results from Ol’
Dirty Bastard’s autopsy thus far have been inconclusive, but an official
statement is not expected for another week.
that the rapper complained of chest pains prior to collapsing and dying at 36
Records in Manhattan on November 13th.
The New York Post
reported that the rapper had been “up for two days” snorting cocaine.
Other sources stated that shortly before his death, he was on various prescribed
His manager dismissed
the speculation, stating that the rapper had been laying low since he had been
released from prison and had turned his life around.
In related news,
executives at Spike TV are trying to determine what to do with a reality show
they created with Ol' Dirty, titled "Stuck on ODB."
The show was filmed
last summer and one contestant who was fitted with an electronic ankle bracelet
for five days and ordered to stay within 10 feet of Ol’ Dirty at all times.
If the contestant
goes out of the designated 10 feet, the bracelet beeps and the contestant lost
money out of a cash prize pot.
things are on hold due to the tragic circumstances," a Spike spokesman
said in a statement.