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Pimp C died of Codeine overdose February 4, 2008

Posted by rugwu in Hip-hop, Photo.
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MTV news is reporting that the legendary Houston rapper and one half of U.G.K. passed away accidentally last December due to a codeine overdose and a pre-existing sleeping condition. Since Pimp C’s death, many fans and observers had been left wondering about the cause due to a lack of conclusive findings by medical examiners. Now the coroner’s office in California (where he died) has released an autopsy report citing codeine and sleep apnea as the cause of death. Codeine is a common ingredient in “lean,” a popular narcotic drink in Houston that includes cough syrup and other drugs. Following the death of fellow Houston native, Big Moe, 2007 was a tragic year for Houston hip-hop.

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