A coroner has revealed the cause of death for R&B singer Gerald Levert, who passed away in November 2006. According to Cleveland Coroner Kevin Chartrand, the official cause of death was acute intoxication, caused by a combination of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. The death was ruled as accidental.
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An autopsy revealed a cocktail of drugs in Levert's bloodstream, including plain killers like Vicodin, Percocet and Darvocet, in addition to Xanax and two antihistamines. A spokesman for the Levert family, Andy Gibson, revealed that the singer had been on the medication in order to cope with the pain from a 2005 surgery to repair his Achilles tendon. In addition, it was revealed during the autopsy that the 'Casanova' had pneumonia.
Gerald Levert was 40-years-old when he died in his suburban Cleveland, Ohio home on 10th November, 2006.