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http://www.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/Music/09/16/rick.james.reut/index.html#

LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- Flamboyant funk musician Rick James had nine drugs in his system when he died suddenly in August, including cocaine, methamphetamine, valium and vicodin, according to a coroner's report Thursday.

James, 56, died in his sleep on August 6 in his Los Angeles home of a heart attack, but the drugs in his system likely contributed to the organ's failure, the report said.

James, best known for his 1981 hit "Super Freak," suffered from diabetes, had a pacemaker and had been in fragile health after a stroke in 1998. He had been hooked on crack cocaine and once proclaimed himself an "icon of drug use and eroticism."

His family attributed his death to natural causes, but the Los Angeles County coroner took over the case because James had not seen a doctor in recent weeks. An autopsy failed to establish the cause and toxicology tests were ordered.

The coroner listed nine drugs, including prescription medications for anxiety, pain relief and heart failure, along with cocaine and methamphetamine that were found in James's body.

"None of the drugs or drug combinations were found to be at levels that were life-threatening in and of themselves," the report said. It gave the cause of death as a heart attack and ruled the death accidental.

James, who received a lifetime achievement award in June, had recently finished recording an album and was in talks with Hollywood studios for a movie about his life.
 

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i dont know about meth but i am pretty sure that cocain is detectable in your system for something like 6 months to a year after use. thats still messed up tho.
 

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tzedek said:
i dont know about meth but i am pretty sure that cocain is detectable in your system for something like 6 months to a year after use. thats still messed up tho.
Only if they do the hair test. Otherwise, coke is gone in like 2 or 3 days.
 

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Nope. Coke can be in there for centuries. Did you hear about the scientists who found coke remains in ancient Egyptian mummies?
 

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jstager said:
Nope. Coke can be in there for centuries. Did you hear about the scientists who found coke remains in ancient Egyptian mummies?



Yeah. The egyptians sued the Coca-Cola bottling company for copy-right infringement.
 

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jstager said:
Nope. Coke can be in there for centuries. Did you hear about the scientists who found coke remains in ancient Egyptian mummies?
for most testing purposes ie piss tests, it's metabolised out in 72 hrs. hari and blood tests can detect it past that.

p.s. i wasn't aware the coca plant grew in the desert.
 

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junglizm said:
for most testing purposes ie piss tests, it's metabolised out in 72 hrs. hari and blood tests can detect it past that.

p.s. i wasn't aware the coca plant grew in the desert.


i dont think they piss tested the dead guy lol. The only reason i thought that coke lasted longer is becuase when you go to give blood they ask if you have used cocain in the last year. anyway, i thought he was clean for the last 10 years... oh well
 

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It didn't grow in the desert...It turns out there may have been a trade of some sort.

You know how they "worship" Lotus plants? Guess what? It's a powerful narcotic. They would put a leaf into a glass of wine, and then let the alchohol extract the narcotic. Take a sip, and poof, you're hooked.