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Ike Turner Died of Drug Abuse | News | BET.com

Ike Turner Died of Drug Abuse | News | BET.com

Published February 11, 2008

Posted Jan. 17, 2008- A coroner has ruled that controversial music legend and ex-husband of Tina Turner, Ike Turner, died of cocaine abuse.

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Turner, 76, passed in December at his home while lying down.

Mia Turner, the songwriter and guitarist's daughter, was surprised by the findings of drug abuse, due to her father's failing health.

"He was too weak from the emphysema to do anything," she says. "He'd go in the studio for a couple of minutes and play a couple of bars and say he had to go lie down."

She had not yet spoken to doctors about the coroner's findings.

 

Written by BET-Staff

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