How did Ol’ Dirty Bastard die? The founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan was found dead on November 13, 2004. In this article, we will be discussing his death and the reason behind his death.
Almost two decades ago, a piece of news came about a singer’s death due to a drug overdose. Ol’ Dirty Bastard was one of the best musicians of his time. Originally known as Russell Tyrone Jones, he was born on November 15, 1998, in New York City, United States.
He is a rapper and also a songwriter and specializes in Hip-Hop. Besides, Ol’ Dirty Bastard he’s also known as Ason Unique, Dirtiest Man Ever, Dirt McGirt, Joe Bananas, The Specialist, Dirt Bag, and Big Baby Jesus. The list of his names is everlasting.
He is known for his ‘outrageously profane, free-associative rhymes delivered in a distinctive half-rapped, half-sung style.’ His name Ol’ Dirty Bastard was taken from an old Chinese film with a similar name, Ol’ Dirty, and the Bastard. His name is unique, and according to his fellow band members, his name was a reference to his unique style.
He was found dead in his New York studio at the age of thirty-five years old on November 13. Read the article below to find out the cause of his death and also find out what his family went through after his death and how they are dealing with his death.
How did Ol’ Dirty Bastard Die?
Ol’ Dirty Bastard was found dead on November 13, almost two decades ago now. He was involved in some legal issues before his death. The train of his clashes with authorities started its journey in 1993. He was called ‘something of a folk hero’ by Michael Agger, a weekly magazine called The New Yorker writer.
Steve Huey said regarding his odd behavior and his constant clashes with the government. It can become quite difficult to understand the behavior behind his odd behavior. Some believed that it was because of his drug problems, while some said that it had something to do with his mental instability.
Ol’ Dirty Bastard was 35 years old when we announced the death at RZA’s recording studio in 2004. A year before, in 2003, he was detected with bipolar disorder. The time of his death was recorded as 4:35 p.m. His final rites ended with a funeral at Brooklyn’s Christain Cultural Center, which drew a lot of pair of eyes.
After his death, an autopsy was run to know the actual cause of his death. After the report came out, it was revealed that he died because of a drug overdose. A mixture of cocaine and tramadol was found in his body. It is a very lethal combination. People who were with him on that day said that Ol’ Dirty Bastard was having pain in his chest throughout the day, and the drug overdose was ruled out.
Years After Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s Death
Wu-Tang Clan member Robert Fitzgerald Diggs or known as RFZ, published his second book, The Tao of Wu, in 2009, in which he wrote about his former band member, Ol’ Dirty Bastards, mental and physical health.
In the book, he asked people for their trust and wrote that the man who had become ODB, Ason Unique, his cousin, was a scientist and a minor prophet. He wrote that people might not know who he is because of his behavior, but in reality, he was a visionary. He further went on by writing that ODB decayed and lost that vision.
RFZ wrote in his book the struggle he faced, whether it was being put behind bars or the drugs he became addicted to, or the family stress, these all took his ability to see clearly, and that night he sat there and looked RFZ in his eyes and said that he doesn’t understand. RFZ later realized that the moment he said those words, that were the time they lost him, and eight hours later, he was physically gone.
After his death, his family struggled a lot. In 2014 his daughter, Taniqua Jones, said that it was a couple of battles that they’d been going through that whole time, and it was always someone taking, and it was a big fight sometimes and was too much. She also said that it was a lot of fighting for the simple things that should have been easy.
His son, who goes by the name of Young Dirty Bastard, is also a rapper like his father and said that they were thinking of commemorating film projects but didn’t go further into the details.