Pimp C Died from Overdose, Sleep Condition

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office announced today (February 4) that Pimp C’s death was caused by an overdose of prescription cough medicine and a preexisting sleep condition. According to the Houston Chronicle, assistant chief coroner Ed Winter noted that the cough medicine was not of the over the counter variety as previously believed, but was the more potent Promethazine and Codeine based product. Pimp also suffered from sleep apnea, a disorder that causes blockage of a person’s airways during sleep. “Sleep apnea, you stop breathing,” Winter explained. “Coupled with a medication that suppresses your respiratory abilities, you end up with an accidental death.” Pimp, one half of acclaimed Port Arthur, RX based duo UGK with his partner Bun B, died on December 4. His body was discovered in his hotel room at the Mondrian Hotel in Hollywood. He was 33. Initial reports suggested that the MC’s death may have been due to natural causes. Prescription cough syrup abuse has been suspected to have been a factor in the premature death’s of two other Texas veteran’s, the legendary DJ Screw and rapper Big Moe, both of whom suffered from heart attacks at relatively young ages.

  • nellz

    some1 better tell lil wayne 2 calm that shit down.

    • SOUTHERNBREED

      yo nellz,
      that’s real talk for real.
      dj screw,big moe and now pimp c.
      that’s why i never messed with that syrup.
      if wayne don’t slow down,we will be hearing the same thing about him.
      Pay Attention Weezy!

    • eSAi d.

      Sleep apnea aint no joke…i live with dat shit…imagine wakin up in da middle of da night scared as shit cause u cant get any air into ur lungs, havin to bang on ur chest n prayin u dont die

    • Screwmatic

      Fuck Wayne, cus he wasn’t sippin’ no drank back then. Just cus dat syrup got hot nowadays, he makes it soo seem like he really started sippin’ on drank. He even got a cup writen R.I.P. DJ Screw like he used to sip Screw. U ain’t from H-Town nigga.

  • http://www.midstate-sport.com midstate-sport.com

    http://www.midstate-sport.com
    MIDSTATE HERE’

    MAN THATS SAD,CANT USE OR DRINK DRUGS NOW

    R.I.P PIMP C

    HIP HOP WILL MISS YOU,BUT NOT FORGET YOU

    MIDSTATE SPORT LLC.

  • fuck ya

    damn cuz,alot of these rappers be doin that hard body shit..wayne need to get off that sniff

  • http://myspace.com/TheOutfitLLC Dilla

    real talk, wayne gon be the next Pac. dead.

    • http://almostanexpert.com missile 6000

      The next who? Wayne is definitely not the next Pac, nowhere near close. He ain’t said no real shit ever. I digress, R.I.P. to pimp C. I was hoping it would turn out to be natural. He should have known better if he has been diagnosed with a sleep apnea, not to be mixing the two.

  • MAC CITY

    Man i sip that drank too but you gotta go easy. To many legends are dying from it.

  • $crilla

    REST IN PEACE BIG HOMIE!..UGK FOR LIFE!…ur legend will survive for life! Rest In Trill!

  • Money

    that’s a damn shame…I remember when I heard that DJ Screw passed, and hearing that cough medicine killed him. Shit is sad. ^^^^ Lol Wayne is three quarters of the way there already.

  • http://www.myspace.com/zenzino OneMannGang

    Pimp C was 187 pure south. Him n Bun B, are the greatest south artists ever (behind the godfather, ‘Face, of course). He’s already missed, and I’ll put Wood Wheel on repeat until the anniversary of his death next year.

  • Rodjilius

    so thats the best they could come up wit an overdose of sleep medicine? o well RIP pimp mane u were one of the best especially in the south

    • BEZ

      THEY DIDNT SAY HE DIED FROM AN OVERDOSE OF SLEEP MEDICINE YOU ASS! READ THE DAMN ARTICLE.

  • Bham C

    I supposed to stop but I cant!!! BOYZ N BLUE

  • Jasp

    that is some unbelievable ass shit. I think we all had the feeling that he OD’ed but the same way DJ Screw did practically. yeah, Lil Wayne? stop sippin the lean for me buddy.

  • http://www.myspace.com/itsyoungp Young-P
  • Bham C

    PIMPS UP HOES DOWN

  • PHOENIXXX

    another one bites the dust

    the south stay losing

    keep drinking cough syru you dumb fucks. when you’re all dead maybe hip hop will sound better

    • ceepizzle

      wow, totally uncalled for douchebag. hope you choke.

      sincerely,
      everyone thats real

    • Arcey

      That’s bullshit – STFU!!!

    • http://www.myspace.com/biggboyentertainment Big Jay

      Hey Phoenixx Fuck You Ol Hoe As Nigga!!!!! I bet you a lame ass rapper who can’t get no play or pussy (lol) so quit haten the south bitch!!!! matta fact like My OG Pimp would say Eat my Entire Motha Fukn Dick And Nuts Nigga!!!!! Wit Ya Bitch Ass

    • AJ

      PHOENIXXX U a bitch!!!! The south is running this shit right now, so what the fuck u talking about? We drink that lean to keep us from fucken nigga like u up. R.I.P. PIMP!!!!!! PHONEIXXX bring yo bitch ass to the south and say some shit like that and i bet yo ass be SLEEP WALKING if u know what i mean. Keep yo head up bun!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/deandresurrellthegreat deandre surrell

    god bless his soul…..i knew dat cough syrup had sumthn to do wit it….but life goes on u know?

  • fireforreal

    R.I.P pimp but I just hope alot of these dumb ass niggas can get the message that you can’t be doing that shit all the time and all reckless becuase none of you niggas is superman.

  • Geniusjordan

    Damn…Good Ol’ Drink Causes another Death.
    I Quit…But of coarse Ive said That Shit Before…

  • Richard

    Ohio’s finest check me out and if you like what you hear add me thanks

    http://www.myspace.com/rimestrike1

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  • niggafrommemphis

    It’s not surprising,it was never a secret about the promethazine but the insomnia added along with the stress….Homeboy coulda had a stroke.We all expressed our condolences so I’m not gonna do that,however,we have reached an end of an era.1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 all the country was about east and west,we was all about us,representing us since no one else did.UGK along with Ball and G and Outkast took alot of shit that a lot of kids here don’t seem to appreciate.The PIMP is gone,I really don’t see this shit being fun anymo,no mo.

  • liqthez

    “Phoenixxx” Why don’t you take Ur burn’n azz, and slide into the firez of Hell. Right next 2 yo mama 4 dat dumb azz statement.

    Nigga I’ll sowe yo azzhole close and keep feed’n U, and feed’n U, and feed’n U…

    • Cass’

      Why you bitin’ Meth? *smh*
      But yeah, Phoenixx, you fucked up in the head
      COOOOOLLD BLOOOOOODEDD

  • Rednose pit bull

    richard,you suck!! sorry but thats honest opinion

  • beatz23

    stick the greeeen

  • jmurrrda

    WEED AND SYRUP! TILL I DIE! MATTER FACT, IT’S GON KILL ME. CUZ YOU AIN’T!

  • nonphixion 101

    shit is fuck up man why niggas cant just fuck with the trees leave that other shit too the white boys and it still ugk 4 life rip pimp c that nigga was hiphop so fuck off and i rep the east coast till death crumbs

  • TRIZZY

    NOTE TO LIL WAYNE: PLEASE KEEP SIPPIN THAT SYRUP. WE DONT NEED FAGGOTS IN HIP HOP. I KNOW HIS DUMB ASS WONT STOP,SO IM SURE SOON WE WILL BE READING ABOUT HIM OVERDOSING OR HAVING AIDS. HIP HOP DONT NEED YOU.

    • Cass’

      COOOOOLD BLOOOOODEDD

    • BEZ

      YOU CANT WAIT FOR LIL WAYNE’S NEW ALBUM MOTHAFUCKER!!

  • loudog074

    pimp c wuz before his time, he was a real nigga, niggaformmemphis said it all. real nigga also die at a young age, especially when you have vices. 33 is a long time for a black man in amerikkka. hell i’m 33. i grew up on 2pac biggie, ugk, 8ball&mjg, geto boys, 3-6mafia outkast, PE, NWA, LL, rakim, kool g rap. u gotta live and learn from everybody’s mistakes tho. cuz u never know when the reaper is gonna check your number in

  • King David

    That’s some fucked up shit. I knew that wasn’t no “natural causes” though, how could they even say that about a 34 year old man? Unless he’s in medieval times or something like that. Pimp C Rest in Trill, it’s a shame he died. Dude was one of a kind.

  • Chaka

    PHOENIXXX,
    My brotha hip hop is not coast restricted.Every coast in one way or the other have contributed greatly to the development of the culture.Just as every coast have their own dope artists,every coast also have their own wack artists.But becos the wack artists in the south are receiving more air play and are making it than the wack artists in other coast should’nt result to the kind of hate you are letting lose here.Such hate is what is causing all the tribal wars we are having down here in Africa.Peace an hip hop head in Africa wrote this.

  • Trickdd

    THATS WHAT YALL FAKE FUCK ASS HATERS MAKE A NIGGA DO GET ON A MANS NERVES LIKE A BITCH, LIVE YOUR OWN LIFE DONT WORRY BOUT ANOTHER MAN SOFT ASS NIGGAS . AINT NOBODY MAKEIN MUSIC FOR YALL HATEN NIGGAS. R.I.P. CHAD BUTLER

  • DREW

    R.I.P Thats a sign to everyone stop sippin lean.

  • http://XXLMAG DUNFIYA

    DAMN! THAT LEAN,POUR UP A DUECE,AND SIP YA LIFE AWAY

  • http://www.hip-hopkings.com Stu

    What a sad way to go out. RIP

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  • SOUTHERNBREED says:

    thats why i never messed with that syrup…….hoe ass nigga

  • Big Jay

    Hey Pheonixx Fuc U in Ya pussy Hoe ass nigga!!!! its pussies like you that got these bitches bein Gay cause U ain’t no real ass nigga Bitch in ya heart ya really wanna be from down here

  • http://doublexxl Ashanti

    naw but foreel i know some people that be on that shyt… i mean i drank a little here and there two.. but its not that bad you get this high outta this world but thats the reason you drank it… but yeah yall people on here is wishing bad luck on people chill da fuck oud about that shit because you wish wrong bad luck it comes back on you.. naw lil wayne and all that others do what you do….. dont worry about those nobodies

  • KLETEWOOD

    Out of all the other drugs we can all get…why do fools wanna sip cough medicine?

    Why don’t fools just drink and smoke? Fuck, sniff Ya or drop thizz!

    Fuck the cough medicine. That shits for underage youngsters who have no money and no hookups. With Some Hen Dog and some chronic….you get the same feeling.

    LEAN fucks your organs up. If you really want that feeling take Norco’s or Vikes.

    I’ve done it all; Lean makes you wake up and prey your still alive. I won’t touch that shit anymore unless I really HAVE A COUGH.

    -YAFEELME

  • EReal

    Wowwwww, and another one.

  • http://XXLMAG HTOWNDIP

    DOGGIE PUT THE STYROFOAM CUP DOWN!

  • Trickdd

    WHATS SO BAD BOUT DRANKIN CODIEN, IF YOU THINK SIPPIN SYRUP IS WORSE THAN SMOKEIN A BLUNT ARE DRINKING ALCOHOL YOU A LAME NIGGA. IF YOU DO ANY DRUG DONT SIT THERE AND ACT LIKE THE DRUG YOUR DOING IS BETTER THAN THE NEXT LAME ASS NIGGAS CODIEN AINT THAT BAD FOR YA BUT IF YOU GOT THAT ADDICTID ADITUDE YOU SHOULDNT BE DOING ANY DRUG. YOU THINK LEAN IS WORSE THAN ALCOHOL YOUR A FUCKIN RETARD. 239 FUCK THE BITCH NIGGAS HAVE FUN JUST NO WHEN ANOUGH IS ANOUGH YOU AINT GOTTA DRINK A WHOLE PINT

    • KLETEWOOD

      T; you’s a lame nigga if you think alcohol and bud is worse than codien…

      Think about it?

    • real talk

      Trickdd didnt you say you like soulja boy and dj unk? I also recall you saying you smoke oregano too. Dam soulja boy fans dont know what they talking bout.

    • faruk

      Trickdd, how can you even call anyone a retard? you cant even spell attitude man. And dont you like soulja boy?

  • Trickdd

    NIGGA MY TWO BEST FRIENDS WHERE JUST KILLED FROM DRINKING AND DRIVEN ONE JERRY OMART LAST YEAR,FOUR DAYS AGO MY BOY RALPH BUTLER DROVE RIGHT INTO A CANAW AND WAS LOST FOR A WEEK JUST CUZ HE WAS 28 THE COPS WOULDNT LOOK FOR HIM THEY SAYD HE WAS A RESPONSIBLE ADULT BUT WE TOLD THE POLICE IT AINT LIKE HIM TO NOT GET A HOLD OF ANYBODY FOR A WHOLE WEEK THEY WENT OUT AND LOOK FOR HIM HE WAS FOUND IN HIS CAR DEAD HIS OWN MOM COULDNT EVEN RECONISE HIM FROM BEEN IN THE WATER FOR THAT LONG THE CAR WAS SUROUND BY ALIGATORS LUCKY THEY DIDNT GET TO HIM YOU CAN DO THE MATH HOW MANY PEOPLE DIED OF ALCOHOL TO HOW MANY DIED OF CODIEN WHATS THIS THE THIRD RAPPER THAT DIED OF CODIEN LOL YOU DUM NIGGA YOU TALKIN TO A REAL NIGGA SON THAT KNOWS WHAT HES TALKIN BOUT MILLIONS DIED OF ALCOHOL.

    • real talk

      guess what>>????? NOBODY CARES!!!

      The only reason codeine dont kill as many people as alcohol. IS cause its a whole lot harder to get a hold of then just getting alcohol dude! If you switched it around and codein was like alcohol and alcohol was codeine. Every one would be dead. You don’t have to be a scientist to figure that either, its common sence.

    • CNN Headline News

      NEWS FLASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      NOBODY GIVES A FUCK!!

  • Jack

    gotta be careful when your messin with any drug and hope we can all learn from this.

  • http://BRONXRAP.COM str8gutta1

    RIP Pimp C. Forever a LEGEND. We got more info on the legacy of Pimp C at BRONXRAP.COM

  • nicetown

    rip biggie smalls

  • Trickdd

    JUST PLAYING I MADE ALL THAT SHIT UP!!! I AINT EVER BEEN THREW NO HARD TIMES IN MY LIFE. AND PIMP C DIDNT DIE OF THAT, I HEARD BUN B POISONED HIM. SOULJA BOY IS LIKE A BABY PIMP C RIGHT NOW.

  • http://dsaf@hotmail.com real talk

    @ Trickdd

    and didnt you say 50cent had a nice chest a couple of post back. man Trickdd I think your confused.

  • SJ

    i got a guy out here in Iraq that stay on that sleep meds and syrup,

    i keep telling his ass to stop that shit, but he from texas so he think he hard trying to be real,

    I give it up to UGK and Scarface, the only MC’s out of Texas, the rest are garbage…

    i give it Cham for not cussing and still fuckin with this rap shit

    like i said, no disrespect to texas but most of yall artists are garbarge and im from NYC

  • Fire

    Pimp C was truly an inspiration, his lyrics, swagger, everything. I love the fact that he was honest and said what he wanted to say regardless of anybody’s preconceived notions or opinions. It’s sad that he was doing cough syrup while suffering from sleep apnea. Anything can happen, but I thought it was a little fishy when they said he died of natural causes because he was so young. He certainly won’t be forgotten because of his great music and influence.

    RIP Chad Butler aka Pimp C
    1973-2007

  • Trickdd

    SO YOUR SAYN PERSCRIPTION CALF SYRUP IS WORSE THAN ALCOHOL SOMTHING YOU GET WHEN YOUR SICK LIKE I SAID YOU AINT GOTTA DRINK THE WHOLE BOTTLE TO GET BUZZ PLUS YOU CAN DRIVE WHEN YOUR LEANIN ALCOHOL GOTS A DIFFERENT WAY OF FUCKIN YOU UP BUT ITS WHATEVER YOU WANNA THINK I DONT GIVE A FUCK THE NIGGA USEIN MY NAME IS A BITCH I REALLY FEEL SORRY FOR THE DUDE SITTIN BEHIND HIS LITTLE COMPUTER THINKIN ITS FUNNY ALL THE SHIT YOU SAYN YOU MUST REALLY GOT ALL THAT SHIT ON YOUR MIND HOMO ASS NIGGA 239 FUCK THE OTHER SIDE

  • BATTA_B_DA-G

    GET HIGH FUCK THE WORLD AND I’M STRAPED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!R.I.P OG PIMPC,SCREW,MOE,FATPAT,HAWK,AND SOULJA SLIM

  • Screwmatic

    Pimp died sippin’ drank.
    R.I.P. to Pimp C, cus he kept it real sippin drank, Sip till u die.

    R.I.P. Screw, Moe, Gator, Lil’ Boo, Fat Pat, Pat Lemmon, Mafio, Big Mello and aww dem fawlin soujas, knoomtoombout.

  • niggafrommemphis@all these ho niggas with nothin to say

    It’s bad enough we talkin bout a dude who was like the brother no of us even knew,but if you ain’t got nothin real to say,eg.Trickdd,shut the fuck up.Makin up some shit,I wish I knew who the fuck you really was,we all got aliases on this shit,but that don’t give you the right to be a fake punk ass nigga sayin some ho ass shit that you know you wouldn’t say if you was in someones’ face.Souldja boy is cool,but he ain’t no pimp c,i give that one to boosie.All you muthafuckas who don’t care,FUCK YOU TOO!

  • Trickdd

    I NEVER SAID NUTN ABOUT SOULJA BOY FUCK NIGGA IF YOU NOTICE SOMEONES USEIN MY NAME YOU CANT TELL BY HOW ONE COMMENT SAYS THIS THAN THE NEXT COMMENTS IS SOMETHING TOTTALY DIFFERENT THAN WHAT I WAS JUST SAID IF YOU CANT YOU A DUM NIGGA FROM MEMPHIS BUT OTHER THAN THAT I DID TYPE THE STORY BOUT MY TWO BEST FRIENDS WHY WOULD I LIE ABOUT THAT SHIT BITCH THAT AINT COOL MAN FUCK DRINKIN AND DRIVEN FUCK THE HATERS R.I.P. JERRY OHMART R.I.P. RALPH BUTLER R.I.P. CHAD BUTLER YOU ALL WELL BE MISSED 239 STAY TRU

  • niggafrommemphis

    I’m a fuck boy.I ain’t gonna argue with you,besides,one of my bitches is here,and I recieved an alert that yo ho ass had somethin to say.Fuck and you and your friends nigga.I ain’t on this shit to the point I can tell if someone is usin your name and shit.And Like I said,if you (and your other patna) ain’t got nothin cool to say on the pimp,fuck you.You faggot miami ass nigga.So you roll down in Miami.I saw you say some shit about being at rick ross place and shit.Maybe I’ll catch yo ho ass this spring,I got folks all down in south florida BIIIIIIITCH!KEEP TALKIN THA SHIT PLEASE PRETTY PLEASE!

  • Trickdd

    NIGGA WHO IS YOU THOUGH NIGGA I GOT FAMILY DOWN IN FLORIDA I GOT FAMILY IN VA I GOT FAMILY IN NORTH CAROLINA SOUTH CAROLINA TEXAS I GOT FOLK UP IN TENNESSE I GOT NIGGAS IN MARYLAND TWO NIGGA SO WHATS THAT MEAN NIGGA YOU AINT GOT NO NIGGAS THAT WELL RIDE FOR YOU DOWN IN FLA NIGGA STOP TALKIN THAT FUCK SHIT AND I DONT GIVE A FUCK IF YOU GOT A BITCH AT YOUR CRIB NIGGA YOU MUST NOT BE LAYN THAT PIPE IF SHE AT THE CRIB AND YOU ON THE INTERNET I FUCK STALIONS YOU CAN KEEP A HO DOG WHAT YOU GUNNA DO WHEN YOU CATCH ME NIGGA YOU DONT NO WHO I AM YOU WOULDNT DO SHIT TO ME YOU PROLLY THE TYPE OF NIGGA THAT NEEDS NIGGAS TO BACK U UP ARE A GUN FUCK ASS NIGGA. PIMP C MY NIGGA I WOULDNT DESRESPECT A NIGGA LIKE THE PIMP NEVER DID AND I NEVER WOULD BUT YOU WANNA GET ALL SERIOUS CUZ A LITTLE BITCH BOYS USEIN MY NAME THAN FUCK YOU. IF YOU CANT TELL ONE SECOND THE FAKE NIGGA USEIN MY NAME THEN THE NEXT COMMENT I SAY R.I.P CHAD BUTLER YOU A DUM NIGGA

  • niggafrommemphis@trickdd for the last time I hope

    Get yo faggot ass off my dick,go jack off and mourn your best friends.Get a life and if you don’t like niggas criticisms you need to stop with all that gay ass shit.Miami do have alot of transvestites and shit.Your startin to concern me.And all that internet bullshit you sayin ain’t doin shit when you ain’t puttin it down.So everyone readin this shit,judge that ho ass nigga for yourselves.You can’t teach a grown nigga nothin,you wastin your time.Yall see what a ho ass nigga this fool is.Yall see this nigga ain’t sayin nothin relevant.Are you at your peak or somethin dude….you better slow yo ass down before you join your friends ,and I don’t wish that on you but it’s your ass nigga not mine.

  • trickdd

    TRICKDD THE FAKE ASS,GAY ASS, LIL WAYNE GROUPIE. OUT OF THOUSANDS OF NIGGAS ON THE INTERNET I KNEW YOU WOULD BE THE ONE NIGGA TO REPLY TO ME ABOUT BITCH ASS SHAWTY LO.FIRST OF ALL YOU CANT SPELL WORTH SHIT WHICH TELLS ME YOU TOOK THE SHORT BUS TO SCHOOL,SECOND YOU DONT KNOW YOUR HIP HOP JUST BY THE ARTIST YOU LIKE.YOU WRITE DUMB SHIT TO GET ATTENTION BECAUSE YOUR FATHER OBVIOUSLY MOLESTED YOU,WHICH IS THE REASON I CALL YOU A FAGGOT. TO ALL TRUE NIGGAS ON THIS XXL SITE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS FAGGOT BECAUSE HE’S LOOKING FOR ATTENTION THAT HE DID NOT GET WHEN HE WAS A CHILD. PEACE TO ALL THE TRUE HIP HOP HEADS ONE LOVE.

  • Trickdd

    TO BAD ITS JUST A SCREEN NAME I DONT LIVE IN MIA DUM NIGGA. NOT SAYN NOTHIN RELEVANT ITS A WEBSITE NIGGA WHAT YOU SAYN IM JUST TRYIN TO SAY RIP CHAD BUTLER AND FUCK THE GAY NIGGA USEIN MY NAME YOU THE HATER

    • MONEY$

      I drink dat shit WHn i can get my hands on it! Niggaz!! Dats just da consequences behind doin dat shit so much like pimp them! I drink like 4 ounces a day!! So, shit i kno the consequences