Shock G’s Cause of Death Revealed as Drug Overdose
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.
Shock G, born Gregory Jacobs, was pronounced dead at the hospital that day at age 57, but a rep for the medical examiner’s office said the final autopsy hadn’t been completed yet at the time.
The medical examiner didn’t immediately return Page Six’s request for comment Friday.
The rap group is best known for the 1990 hit “The Humpty Dance,” which reached the top of the Billboard rap singles chart. The iconic music video is rapped by Shock G’s fake-nosed alter-ego Humpty Hump.