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Coroner: Ike Turner Died of Cocaine Overdose | Ike Turner

Coroner: Ike Turner Died of Cocaine Overdose

Originally posted 01/16/2008 06:40PM

Music legend Ike Turner died of a cocaine overdose, the San Diego medical examiner’s office confirmed Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The R&B music pioneer and ex-husband of Tina Turner was 76 when he died Dec. 12 at his home in San Marcos, Calif. The coroner’s report lists the cause of Turner’s death as “cocaine toxicity.”

Turner, whose volatile relationship with his wife was chronicled in her autobiography and the movie What’s Love Got to Do With It? had struggled with drug addiction since the mid-1970s.

Married four times and the father of four children, Turner was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.
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Tina Turner: 'No Comment' on Ike Turner's Death | Tina Turner

Tina Turner: 'No Comment' on Ike Turner's Death

Originally posted 12/12/2007 07:20PM

A rep for Tina Turner has released a statement to Access Hollywood following the death of her ex-husband Ike Turner:

"Tina hasn’t had any contact with Ike in more than 30 years. No further comment will be made."

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Ike Turner Dead at 76; Tina Has 'No Comment' | Ike Turner

Ike Turner Dead at 76

Originally posted 12/12/2007 04:30PM

Ike Turner, the legendary musician and former husband of Tina Turner, has died at 76.

"He did pass away this morning" at his home near San Diego, said Scott M. Hanover of Thrill Entertainment Group, which managed Turner's career, according to the Associated Press.

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