DJ Rashad Died From Drug Overdose, Autopsy Says

Heroin cocaine and alprazolam found in Chicago footwork innovator's system

DJ Rashad Died From Drug Overdose, Autopsy Says
DJ Rashad, innovator of Chicago house music
WRITTEN BY
Olivia Forman

The official results of DJ Rashad's autopsy confirm original suspicions that drugs were the cause of his untimely passingRashad's label previously asserted the cause of death was a blood clot, but NBC Chicago is officially reporting that toxicological tests found heroin, cocaine, and alprazolam intoxication as the fatal force, and the 34-year-old's death has been ruled an accident. 

Read SPIN's interview with DJ Rashad and DJ Spinn from just shortly before Rashad's passing, and honor DJ Rashad's legacy by checking out our favorite tracks by the footwork virtuoso.

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