Former University of Hawaii Star QB Colt Brennan’s Cause of Death Ruled Accidental Drug Overdose

Colt Brennan, quarterback for University of Hawaii, celebrating after a game in 2007.

Colt Brennan‘s cause of death has been determined four months after the athlete died in May.

The former University of Hawaii football star suffered an accidental overdose, caused by a lethal concoction of fentanyl, methamphetamine, amphetamine, and ethanol, a rep for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department tells PEOPLE.

Brennan, 37, died Monday, May 10, at Hoag Hospital in Newport, California, after he attempted to check into a detox facility, but was turned away due to a shortage of beds. Colt’s father Terry Brennan said his son was five months into a six-month rehabilitation program when he ingested something laced with fentanyl and lost consciousness.

“He went peacefully,” Terry told Honolulu Star-Advertiser, noting that Colt was surrounded by family at the time of his death. “He listened to Bob Marley. His sisters had a lei around him when he was unconscious. They had the music of Bob Marley playing near his ear.”

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SOURCE: ESPN, Glenn Garner

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