The Hip Hop world was shocked to learn of Rhymesayers emcee and freestyle rap legend Michael “Eyedea” Larson suddenly passed away this past October 16 at the age of 28. Now, an autopsy report reveals that Eyedea’s death was caused by an accidental overdose on an unidentified substance.
Although the Ramsey County medical examiner’s office has revealed little information about his death, they did confirm that Larson’s untimely passing came as a result of an accidental opiate toxicity. Larson’s mother Kathy Averill has stated that her son did not show any signs of drug addiction.
Eyedea’s death has sent shock waves throughout the Hip Hop community. On October 28, more than 2,000 fans converged on the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown St. Paul, MN for a public memorial service. Last week, DX reported friends, family members and his Hip Hop peers – including Slug from Atmosphere and Aesop Rock – were in attendance for “The Celebration of the Life of Michael “Eyedea” Larsen” memorial service.
DX will keep you updated as more information comes to light.