Rock 'n' Roll star 'died of drug overdose'.SAN DIEGO San Diego (săn dēā`gō), city (1990 pop. 1,110,549), seat of San Diego co., S Calif., on San Diego Bay; inc. 1850. San Diego includes the unincorporated communities of La Jolla and Spring Valley. Coronado is across the bay. : US rock 'n' roll rock 'n' roll: see rock music. pioneer Ike Turner's death last month at age 76 was caused by a cocaine overdose, the San Diego County Medical Examiner's office said.
"We are listing that he abused cocaine, and that's what resulted in the cocaine toxicity," said Paul Parker This article is about the footballer. For the cricketer, see Paul Parker (cricketer).
Paul Andrew Parker (born West Ham, London, 4th April 1964) is a retired English footballer with QPR and Manchester United who was a crucial player at the 1990 World Cup , chief investigator at the medical examiner's office.
The office also listed hypertensive hypertensive /hy·per·ten·sive/ (-ten´siv)
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2. an agent that causes hypertension.
3. a person with hypertension. cardiovascular disease Cardiovascular disease
Disease that affects the heart and blood vessels.
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cardiovascular disease and pulmonary emphysema pulmonary emphysema
See emphysema. as "significant and contributing factors" to Turner's death.
Turner, whose musical accomplishments were overshadowed by his image as the man who brutally abused former wife Tina Turner, died on December 12 last year after years of drug abuse. He was jailed in 1989 and served 17 months.
Turner once said he originally began using drugs to stay awake and handle the rigours of nonstop touring during his glory years.
"My experience, man, with drugs - I can't say that I'm proud that I did drugs, but I'm glad I'm still alive to convey how I came through," he said.
"I'm a good example that you can go to the bottom. ... I used to pray, 'God, if you let me get three days clean, I will never look back.' But I never did get to three days. You know why? Because I would lie to myself. And then only when I went to jail, man, did I get those three days."
But while he would readily admit to drug abuse, Turner always denied abusing his ex-wife.
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