Digital Underground rapper Shock Gs cause of death revealed – Page Six

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The cause of death for Shock G, the frontman of rap group Digital Underground, was revealed to be an accidental overdose of fentanyl, methamphetamine and alcohol, the initial case summary from the medical examiner revealed.

The late rapper was last seen alive at a hotel in Tampa, Florida, but was later found unresponsive on April 22 by the hotel’s manager, who looked in on the performer after he had missed his checkout time, according to the report obtained by Page Six.

Shock G, born Gregory Jacobs, was pronounced dead at the hospital that day at age 57, but a rep for the medical examiner’s office said the final autopsy hadn’t been completed yet at the time.

The medical examiner didn’t immediately return Page Six’s request for comment Friday.

The rap group is best known for the 1990 hit “The Humpty Dance,” which reached the top of the Billboard rap singles chart. The iconic music video is rapped by Shock G’s fake-nosed alter-ego Humpty Hump.

Shock G started the eccentric Oakland, Calif.-based group, which once featured famed rapper Tupac Shakur, in 1987. Shakur made an appearance in the group’s “Same Song,” in which he rapped the final verse.

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Shock G was known for his Humpty Hump persona.

Shock G’s death was first confirmed by the group’s co-founder Chopmaster J in a post on Instagram.

“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,” Chopmaster J posted.

“And now he’s awaken from the fame long live shock G Aka Humpty Hump and Rest In Peace my Brotha Greg Jacobs!!!”

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