>Bad Cocktail


It seems the death of beloved R&B singer Gerald Levert was due to an acute intoxication brought on by a fatal combination of prescription narcotics and over-the-counter drugs.

The drugs in his bloodstream included the narcotic pain relievers Vicodin, Percocet and Darvocet, along with anxiety medication Xanax and two over-the-counter antihistamines, Geauga County Coroner Kevin Chartrand said. The official cause of death was acute intoxication, and the death was ruled accidental.

Andy Gibson, a family spokesman, said Levert was taking the pain medication because of chronic pain from a lingering shoulder problem and surgery in 2005 to repair a severed Achilles tendon. The autopsy revealed that Levert had pneumonia.

Levert also took Xanax for anxiety attacks, Gibson said.

Accidental drug mix said to kill Levert

2 thoughts on “>Bad Cocktail

  1. >He must have been in a lot of pain. Sad. I'm going to get his new CD today but I don't know how I'm going to listen to it because everytime I hear the new single on the radio I tear up.


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