Official: Rapper Eyedea Died of Accidental Overdose

Official: Rapper Eyedea Died of Accidental Overdose

Ramsey County medical examiners ruled he passed away last month due to a condition called 'opiate toxicity'.

The death of rapper Michael 'Eyedea' Larsen has been ruled an accidental drug overdose. The hip-hop star's mother, Kathy Averill, discovered his body at his home in St. Paul, Minnesota on October 16, a month before his 29th birthday. Autopsy results from the Ramsey County medical examiners' office show he died from opiate toxicity, reports

The overdose was ruled accidental and there is no specific drugs mentioned as contributing factors. Ironically, Averill said after his death that his son did not suffer from any addictions.

Eyedea is one half of underground hip-hip duo Eyedea & Abilities. He was remembered at a public service in St. Paul on October 28 and a musical tribute to the rapper was held at Minneapolis' First Avenue club on November 9, which would have been his 29th birthday.



    Jun 19, 2012

    Rest in peace man I'll see you in the after. I never met you, but your song Smile made me crack up in the face of all the shit storming around me. I've got lyme disease, a fucked up and damaged spine, and have struggled with alcohol addiction and PTSD... I am in constant pain, all the fucking time man. I know you know, you were in pain too. Agony is our truth it's our connection to the living, i accept it as perfection and keep on existing. Your words man, my life, thank you. Too young, I'm only 4 years behind you.

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