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Rick James

Born: 1948-02-01 - Died: 2004-08-06
Cause of Death:
Heart Failure


Death Summary: Aside from his well-known drug abuse, Rick James had diabetes, a pacemaker, and had previously had a stroke. Add these elements to the nine different drugs that were found in his system according to the coroner's report and you get the pulmonary failure and cardiac failure that claimed his life.

Drugs found in his system included: Xanax, Valium, Cocaine, Heroin, Wellbutrin, Celexa, Vicodin, Marijuana, and MDMA.

Who was Rick James : Rick James was born James Abrose Johnson, Jr. His legacy in funk music is overshadowed perhaps only by his legacy in drug-use.

"Cocaine is hell of a drug," he famously says in an interview from Comedian Dave Chappelle's short-lived sketch comedy show Chappelle's Show.

This episode of Chappelle's show based on a true story about incidents occurring between James and actor Charlie Murphy, could actually be credited for making Rick James a household name again. Quote from the show like "I'm Rick James, Bitch" are often cited throughout popular culture.

Aside from his Chappelle's Show appearance/parody his biggest claim to fame was the song Superfreak which would later be sampled as the basis for the smash hit "U Cant Touch This" by MC Hammer.

James recorded for Motown records in the late seventies and early 80s and built himself a reputation as for lack of a better term, a druggie.
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21 Signatures in Rick James's guestbook

  1. Kai Says:

    “Enjoy yoself”!

  2. yashicka reed Says:

    good music

  3. Taling Delaney Says:

    I heard that TEENA MARIE was absolutely devastated and could barely eat, drink, talk or sleep.

  4. simran kaur Says:

    luv ya rick james

  5. tracey Says:

    ur very funny r.i.p

  6. Dominique thompson Says:

    rip rick james love you miss you dearly

  7. grim Says:

    rick might have been cool. but that chapell fag who thinks niggers should get paid for being black , needs to put the cotten he picked in his mouth.

  8. grim Says:

    oh wait he didnt pick cotten. he should get paid for the cotten others picked.

  9. samuel randrup Says:

    rick it isn’t fair you went out partying…you should have been a grandpa..retired and able to raise your grandkids!!you are missed and I just hope you have the peace you seemed to be looking for living in the fast lane..you are a legend..and not forgotten!!r.i.p.//God Bless…

  10. Nora Says:

    Rick is still “standing on the top” great song with the temptations but he had much more great tunes

  11. Nora Says:

    R.I.P. Rick

  12. jagstar Says:

    grim you are the only nigger on here. R.I.P. Rick

  13. AnonymousGirl Says:

    COCAINE.. IS ONE HELL OF A DRUG!

    P.S I’m Rick James BITCH!

  14. goldie Says:

    long live the funk of Rick james & the stone city band,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, funkem in heaven wit pac

  15. Harlena Jones Says:

    Gone but never forgotten

  16. Daniel Burley Says:

    R.I.P. Rick. Your music will live on in my iPod. It’s a shame that you didn’t have the same love and respect for life, that others had for your music.

  17. william lee Says:

    u will be missed a lot

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