Ike Turner

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Ike Wister Turner (November 5, 1931 – December 12, 2007) was an American musician, bandleader, talent scout, and record producer, best known for his work with his former wife Tina Turner as one half of the Ike & Tina Turner duo. Spanning a career that lasted half a century, Ike's repertoire included blues, soul, rock, and funk. Alongside his former wife, he was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 and in 2001 was inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame.

Death of Ike Turner
Turner died at 76 years old at his home in San Marcos, California, near San Diego.
Ike Turner was 76 years old at the time of his death

On January 16, 2008 (over a month later) it was reported by the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office that he died from a cocaine overdose.

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Re: Ike Turner

God rest his soul - if he has one! I know it's wrong to say bad things when people die, but he was a terrible human being. We probably all saw "What's Love Got To Do With It", if true, and I believe it was, Ike was a crazy SOB.

Re: Ike Turner

Yep..theres only so much cocaine you can do before you die. Guess ole Ike didnt know when to quit. He brought us some great music and he introduced the world to the great Tina Turner, other than that he was an abusive, good for nothin, wife beatin, drug addict.

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You would think by his age he would have slowed down on the drugs, apparently he just couldnt. I didnt care for Ike because I do care for Tina Turner and i do believe he was mentally & physically abusive to her. Too bad he couldnt have changed his ways. I hope he is heaven looking down at Tina and thinking how he messed up such a beautiful woman. I;m just thankful Tina was strong enough to dump him and get her life back together.

Drug overdose

I thought old people don't do drugs. San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office stated. "The cause of death for Ike Turner is cocaine toxicity with other significant conditions". They said it was a combination of cocaine and old age related diseases.