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Digital Underground’s Shock G Died From An Accidental Overdose

Digital Underground’s Shock G Died From An Accidental Overdose

The cause of death of an internationally known rapper has just been revealed.

According to Fox 23 News, Digital Underground’s Shock G, whose real name was Gregory Jacobs, and was found dead in a Florida hotel in April, had died from 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.

Shock G, who was 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 he launched his own successful solo career before being gunned down 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 😔

According to People, Shock G had been laid to rest on May 1 in Tampa, Florida. His family and friends had gathered together to say their final goodbyes at a funeral that was 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.”

Digital Underground’s Shock G Died From An Accidental Overdose


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