Shock G’s Cause of Death Revealed as Drug Overdose

In this photo provided by Nzazi Malonga, Shock G, left, poses at the “All Eyez On Me” film premiere in Los Angeles on June 14, 2017. Shock G, who blended whimsical wordplay with reverence for ’70s funk as leader of the off-kilter hip-hop group Digital Underground, has died. He was 57. Nzazi Malonga, a longtime friend who served as head of security and helped manage the group, said the rapper-producer was found unresponsive Thursday, April 22, 2021, in a hotel room in Tampa, Fla. (Nzazi Malonga via AP)

The cause of death for Shock G, the frontman of rap group Digital Underground, was revealed to be an accidental overdose of fentanyl, methamphetamine and alcohol, the initial case summary from the medical examiner revealed.

The late rapper was last seen alive at a hotel in Tampa, Florida, but was later found unresponsive on April 22 by the hotel’s manager, who looked in on the performer after he had missed his checkout time, according to the report obtained by Page Six.

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