September 19, 2004

“Super Freak”

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 12:06 pm

Rick James, a musician who was best known for his recording of “Super Freak” was found dead in his home on August 6th. He was a crack cocaine devotee who once identified himself as an “icon of drug use and eroticism.” By age 56, had had already survived a stroke, had a pacemaker, and suffered from diabetes.

Because he had not recently seen a doctor, an autopsy was performed. The coroner’s report noted that nine drugs were found in his system, including cocaine, methamphetamine, Valium and Vicodin. Presumably because the amounts of the drug found were not, in themselves or in combination, life-threatening, the coroner’s report listed cause of death as a heart attack and ruled the death “accidental.”

Super Freak? Super Stupid Sad.


  1. I don’t see us lowering the flag to haft-mast, here.A jail-bird, convict-drug addict, he’s super freaky, and he left the world high as a kite.

    Comment by cousin gary — September 20, 2004 @ 8:43 am

  2. You can’t convince me that this combination of 9 drugs wasn’t “life threatening” no matter what the coroner says. Really. In someone who has a pacemaker and has already had a stroke, it’s OK? Accidental death?

    Comment by Shamrock — September 20, 2004 @ 12:02 pm

  3. Plus, it was a wig.

    Comment by Jack Bog — September 20, 2004 @ 3:00 pm

  4. His death was not accidental. He had been killing himself with drugs for years. His heart finally had enough. It’s called a choice and he made it. Even after a pacemaker and other cardiac problems. He made the choice to continue and his life was cut short early.

    Comment by J.R. — September 21, 2004 @ 1:36 am

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