Updated December 24th, 2023 at 09:03 IST

8 Mile fame Nashawn Breedlove cause of death revealed, rapper died of 'acute intoxication'

Three months after his passing, the cause of Nashawn Breedlove's death has been revealed. His death was ruled an accident.

Nashawn Breedlove file photo | Image:Nashawn Breedlove/Instagram
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Actor and rapper Nashawn Breedlove, who was known for battle-rapping with American rapper and songwriter Eminem in the film 8 Mile, passed away on September 24. According to his family member, the rapper died in his sleep at his home in New Jersey and his close ones were unaware of the reason for his death. Three months after his passing, the cause of his death has been revealed.

Nashawn Breedlove cause of death revealed

The rapper-actor Nashawn Breedlove died of acute intoxication by the combined effects of fentanyl, acetyl fentanyl, cocaine and ethanol, according to an autopsy report from New Jersey's Office of the Chief State Medical Examiner obtained by PEOPLE. His death was ruled an accident. Nashawn was 46.

More about Nashawn Breedlove cause of death

Nashawn Breedlove's mother Patricia confirmed his death on Facebook, writing, "Nashawn was a rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor. No one could deny his talent." "Nashawn's departure from this world has left an immense void in my life, one that words cannot fully express. I can't put into words the pain and hurt that I feel," she continued. "He was not just my son; he was a remarkable man whose character and strength inspired all who crossed his path," reported PEOPLE.

What do we know about Nashawn?

Nashawn Breedlove played Lotto in the 2002 film 8 Mile, which is partially based on Eminem's life. He is best remembered for a sequence in which his character competes in a rap war with Em's B-Rabbit. Before 8 Mile, Breedlove went by the stage name OX and was featured on the soundtrack for 2001's 'The Wash' starring Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg, as per PEOPLE.

(Inputs from ANI)

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Published December 24th, 2023 at 09:03 IST