The cause of death of Shock G, the front man of the rap group Digital Underground, was exposed as an accidental overdose of fentanyl, methamphetamine and alcohol, according to the coroner’s first case summary.
The late rapper was last alive in a hotel in Tampa, Florida, but was later found on the 22nd.
Shock G, born Gregory Jacobs, was pronounced dead in hospital that day at the age of 57, but a coroner said the final autopsy was not yet complete at this point.
The rap group is best known for the 1990 hit « The Humpty Dance », which topped the Billboard rap singles chart. The iconic music video is rapped by Shock G’s fake-nosed alter ego Humpty Hump.
Shock G founded the eccentric group from Oakland, California in 1987, which once featured famous rapper Tupac Shakur. Shakur appeared in the group’s « Same Song » rapping the last verse.
Shock G’s death was first confirmed in a post on Instagram by the group’s co-founder, Chopmaster J.
« 34 years ago, almost to the day, we had the wild idea that we could be a hip-hop band and take on the world through it all. The dream became a reality and the reality turned into a nightmare for some, » wrote Chopmaster J.
« And now he’s awakened from his fame, long live the shock G Aka Humpty Hump and rest in peace my Brotha Greg Jacobs !!! »
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