Russell Tyrone Jones, aka Ol' Dirty Bastard, dies of an accidental drug overdose
Jones collapsed at approximately 4:35 p.m. on November 13, 2004 (two days before his 36th birthday) at RZA's recording studio (36 Records LLC on West 34th Street in New York City). He was pronounced dead at 5:04pm.
His funeral was held at Brooklyn's Christian Cultural Center and drew a crowd of thousands.
The official cause of death was a drug overdose; an autopsy found a lethal mixture of cocaine and the prescription drug Tramadol, a synthetic opiate. The overdose was ruled accidental and witnesses say that Jones complained of chest pain on the day he died.