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One Too Many Rocks

January 17, 2008
One Too Many Rocks

Ike Love died of a cocaine overdose, the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s office said Wednesday.

“We are listing that he abused cocaine, and that’s what resulted in the cocaine toxicity,” said Paul Parker, chief investigator at the medical examiner’s office.

The findings were first reported by the North County Times.

The medical examiner’s office also listed hypertensive cardiovascular disease and pulmonary emphysema as “significant and contributing factors” to Turner’s death, Parker said. [source]

Damn homie.

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TAKE ME NOW!

December 13, 2007

TAKE ME NOW!

It’s been tumbleweed city over here the past couple of days [thanks to everybody who sent prayers and well wishes, by the way] but this made me come back. WHY YA’LL AIN’T TELL ME IKE LOVE CROSSED OVER TOO?! Lord!

Ike Turner, whose role as one of rock’s critical architects was overshadowed by his ogrelike image as the man who brutally abused former wife Tina Turner, died Wednesday at his home in suburban San Diego. He was 76.

Turner died at his San Marcos home, Scott M. Hanover of Thrill Entertainment Group, which managed Turner’s career, told The Associated Press.

There was no immediate word on the cause of death, which was first reported by celebrity Web site TMZ.com.

Turner managed to rehabilitate his image somewhat in later years, touring around the globe with his band the Kings of Rhythm and drawing critical acclaim for his work. He won a Grammy in 2007 in the traditional blues album category for “Risin’ With the Blues.” [source]

Please be sure to check out a moving photo tribute to Mr. Turner after the jump.