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ODB died of Cocain and Tramadol

Posted By on December 15, 2004

A medical examiner has ruled the death of rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard an accident, the result of taking cocaine and Tramadol, a prescription painkiller.

A spokesperson said the combined effects of the cocaine and Tramadol caused the rapper to suffer a heart attack on November 13, just two days before his 36th birthday.

According to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Tramadol is used to relieve moderately severe pain.

The drug is usually prescribed to treat pain caused by surgery or chronic conditions such as joint pain or cancer, although it is prescribed for other reasons.

Warnings on the label suggest that the drug, which abusers usually crush and then sniff due to the taste, should be taken exactly as prescribed and can be habit forming.

Ol’ Dirty complained of chest pains days before he suffered a fatal heart attack inside of Wu Tang’s Manhattan based 36 Records.