The cause of death of an internationally known rapper has just been revealed.
As Black Enterprise previously reported, Digital Underground’s Shock G, whose real name was Gregory Jacobs, was found dead in a Florida hotel in April. The official cause of death: an accidental overdose of fentanyl, alcohol and methamphetamine, according to authorities.
The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office released the results of the initial autopsy on Thursday. According to the summary report, Shock G had a history of alcohol and drug abuse.
Records released Friday said the rapper died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl, ethanol and methamphetamine.https://t.co/P3NTVSvRfC
— Tampa Bay Times (@TB_Times) June 10, 2021
Shock G, also known as Humpty Hump in the very successful single and video, “The Humpty Dance,” was the lead vocalist of the West Coast late ’80s/early ’90s hip-hop collective Digital Underground. The group featured a young Tupac Shakur before launching his own successful solo career before being fatally shot on Sept. 13, 1996.
An Instagram post from Digital Underground’s Jimi C. Dright Jr., who used the stage name Chopmaster J, shared the tragic news.
“34 years ago, almost to the day we had a wild idea we can be a hip hop band and take on the world through it all the dream became a reality and the reality became a nightmare for some. And now he’s awaken from the fame long live shock G Aka Humpty Hump and Rest In Peace my Brotha Greg Jacobs!!! #digitalunderground ”
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According to People, Shock G was laid to rest on May 1, in Tampa, Florida. His family and friends gathered to say their final goodbyes at a funeral held at the Allen Temple A.M.E. Church.
“His legacy was how he loved people unconditionally,” Reverend Doctor Alesia Ford-Burse said of the rapper at the service. “He loved to a default.”