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Aspiring rapper Quando Rondo, 23, is in a hospital fighting for his life, according to a post on his Instagram page.

Sources tell Sandrarose.com that Rondo is in acute kidney failure after drinking lean, a concoction of prescription codeine and hard candy mixed in a soft drink.

Someone updated Rondo's IG page with the message: "pray for me, in da hospital fightin for my life [sic]." The post ended with the hashtag #fuclean.

Quando has over 3.7 million followers on Instagram.

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Rondo was in a different kind of fight with Chicago drill rapper King Von in 2020 when Von was fatally shot by Rondo's brother Timothy Leeks, a.k.a. Lul Timm, outside a hookah lounge in Atlanta.

Leeks is out on bond awaiting trial.

Rondo has been a wanted man ever since Von's death. Rumor has it that there's a million dollar price tag on Leeks' and Rondo's heads.

Both Rondo's and Leeks' rap careers were derailed after the shooting. Rondo travels with a huge entourage to protect him from aspiring rappers and shooters trying to make a name for themselves by ending his life.

Rapper Lil Keed died from multiple organ failure after drinking lean in May. He was only 24.

Stay tuned for more on this developing story.

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Officials are investigation the sudden death of Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson. He was 26.

Baltimore Police responded Tuesday to a 911 call about an unresponsive person at a home in the 400 block of Ilchester Avenue.

When officers arrived, they found medics performing CPR on the unresponsive athlete.

"Ferguson never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead on the scene by medics," Baltimore Police spokeswoman Niki Fennoy said in a statement.

Police do not suspect foul play and are not ruling out the possibility of a drug overdose.

The average price of homes in the neighborhood where Ferguson died is $129,000, according to Zillow.com.

Ferguson played college football at Louisiana Tech University. He was a third-round NFL draft pick and 85th pick overall in 2018.

Ferguson attended the Ravens' three-day mandatory minicamp last week before suffering a sprained ankle, according to coach John Harbaugh.

"We are profoundly saddened by the tragic passing of Jaylon Ferguson," the Ravens said in a statement on Wednesday. "He was a kind, respectful young man with a big smile and infectious personality. We express our heartfelt condolences to Jaylon's family and friends as we mourn a life lost much too soon."

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Lil Keed complained of severe stomach pains in the days leading up to his untimely death on Friday.

The 24-year-old rapper told friends his stomach pain was so bad, he had to go to a hospital.

Sources say Keed was addicted to lean, also known as purple drank and sizzurp. The main ingredient in lean is prescription codeine cough syrup.

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The concoction of cough syrup and hard candy in a soft drink is favored by rappers like Lil Wayne (pictured).

Multiple sources tell TMZ, the YSL rapper battled with drugs and alcohol over the years, but he was clean and went to an L.A. hospital to be evaluated after suffering from stomach pain.

His condition got progressively worse, and his organs - liver and kidneys - began to fail, causing his painful death.

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Keed (right) was signed to Young Thug's YSL record label in Atlanta.

Before he died, Keed denied YSL was a gang. But a Fulton County prosecutor said YSL was a front for violent street gang activities.

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Young Thug (left), rapper Gunna (right) and 26 other YSL members are currently sitting in the Fulton County Jail without bond in Atlanta. They are charged with violating the state's RICO laws and criminal gang activity.

Keed was not named in the 56-count indictment.

Last year, overdoses involving fentanyl and other synthetic opioids surpassed 71,000, up 23% from 2020. Nearly 50,000 people died from prescription opioid overdoses in 2019.

Mixing codeine or heroin with synthetic opioids like fentanyl further increases risk of death.

Worldwide, about 500,000 deaths are attributed to opioid overdoses.




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Rapper Lil Keed died suddenly at age 24 in Los Angeles on Friday, May 13, his management company, 300 Entertainment confirmed.

Sources tell Sandrarose.com the rapper died from multiple organ failure due to an overdose of lean.
 
RELATED: Lil Keed’s Pregnant Girlfriend Breaks Down in Emotional Post: 'I Can’t Breathe'
 

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Lean, also known as purple drank, purple lean, and sizzurp, is a concoction of prescription codeine cough syrup and hard candy mixed in a soft drink like Sprite. Addicted rappers sip lean from styrofoam cups.

Keed's brother, rapper Lil Gotit wrote on social media:

"Can't believe I seened you die today bro [sic] I did all my cries I know what u want me to do and that's go hard for Mama Daddy Our Brothers Naychur and Whiteboy."

Lil Keed, real name Raqhid Render, was signed to Young Thug's YSL record label and 300 Entertainment. The two rappers grew up in the same neighborhood in Atlanta.

Keed was scheduled to perform on Saturday at a music festival in Charlotte, N.C. when he passed away on Friday.

Rapper Gunna, who is also signed to Young Thug's YSL label, is reportedly suffering from codeine withdrawal symptoms in Atlanta's Fulton County Jail.

Gunna and Young Thug are among 28 defendants indicted for violating the state's felony RICO law and criminal gang activity.

Lil Gotit says he spoke with Young Thug and Gunna about Keed's death in jailhouse phone calls over the weekend.

Lil Gotit wrote in a post on Instagram:

"Talked to @thuggathugger1 yesterday. Keed u f*cked him up with this one but we know you guarding him through these times and make sure he gone be alright We da Proud Family can't nothing stop us [sic]."

He added:

"Talked to @gunna he good just sad what's goin on wit twin but everything gone be in our favor [sic]."

 

 




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Lauren Smith-Field's family announced a lawsuit against the city of Bridgeport, Connecticut over its investigation into her death.

The 23-year-old college student's body was found in her apartment on Dec. 12, reportedly after she went on a date with a white man she met on the dating app Bumble.

The man, later identified as Matthew LaFountain, told officers he woke up next to Lauren, and saw "blood was coming out of her right nostril," and "she was not breathing."

However, Lauren's family said she wasn't into drugs and they questioned why police didn't investigate LaFountain.

"When we asked about this guy, [the detective said] 'he was a nice guy, there was no need to investigate," Lauren's father, Everett Smith said.

The family says the state laboratory never received physical evidence from Lauren's apartment, including a pill used as a sedative, a condom and "a round bloodstain in the middle of [Lauren's] bed."

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The family accused the Bridgeport Police Dept. of violating Lauren's civil rights and engaging in an intentional "lack of humanity," for their daughter.

They said they learned of her death from a note taped on her apartment door — from her landlord — with a phone number to call.

Lauren's distraught brother posted a photo of a man he alleges is LaFountain on his Instagram page. In text over the photo, he wrote "This is Matthew LaFountain of Milford, CT. This is the "nice guy" Bridgeport Police Department failed to investigate after receiving a 911 call from him about my beautiful sisters' passing. Since when do you not question that last person to be with the deceased?"

Social media users allege Lauren worked as an escort to pay her college tuition and living expenses.

The family held a rally for Lauren in Bridgeport on Sunday, her 24th birthday.

"No one is going to discard my daughter like she is rubbish," said her emotional mother, Shantell Fields.

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Actor Michael Kenneth Williams was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment Monday afternoon, law-enforcement sources told The NY Post. He was 54.

Williams was found dead in the living room of his Kent Avenue penthouse by his nephew, sources said.

Police responded to a 911 call around 2 p.m. and suspected a heroin overdose after finding drug paraphernalia in the apartment, sources told The Post.

Williams is best known for his role as fictional Baltimore stick-up man Omar Little on HBO's crime drama "The Wire."

Williams also played Chalky White in "Boardwalk Empire."

Williams was born in Brooklyn, the son of a Bahamian mother from Nassau and Booker T. Williams from Greeleyville, South Carolina. He was raised in the Vanderveer Projects in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, and attended George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School.

He was sexually molested as a child. He told The New York Times that the molestation left him confused about his own sexuality.

After leaving school, Williams went on tour with Kym Sims as a background dancer. He toured with singer George Michael and Madonna, as well as worked in 50 music videos by age 22.

He also choreographed Crystal Waters' 1994 single "100% Pure Love"

Williams got his start as an actor after being discovered by rapper Tupac Shakur who cast him as High Top in the 1996 film Bullet.

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Williams, left, is pictured with The Wire co-star Tristan Wilds.

The Wire actress Felicia Pearson credited Williams with discovering her in a nightclub and suggesting her for the role of Snoop in the series.
 

 

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Aspiring comedian Fuquan Johnson has died from a suspected overdose of cocaine laced with the powerful opioid painkiller fentanyl.

Johnson, 42, was found dead along with aspiring comedian Enrico Colangeli, 48, and Natalie Williamson, 33, at a house party in the Venice Beach neighborhood of Los Angeles, California on Saturday.

Johnson and Colangeli were longtime friends who once shared an apartment together, the Dailymail.com reports.

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Aspiring comedienne Kate Quigley, left, was found alive but unresponsive inside the home. She was rushed to a hospital where she was listed in critical condition.

According to Dailymail.com, Quigley's condition improved overnight.

Fellow comedian Brian Redban shared a text message from the comedienne-model that read "I'm alive. Not great. But im OK."

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In a follow-up text, Quigley allegedly wrote: "I have had a bad month...and this has ruined me.. hug everyone you love."

Johnson, right, and Colangeli, left, were friends who regularly performed at the HaHa Comedy Club in North Hollywood.

The comedy club changed its marquee to read: "Rest in peace Fuquan Johnson Enrico Coangelo [sic]. The post was captioned: "RIP to these legends."

It is unclear how many people attended the house party or who provided the tainted cocaine.

Fentanyl, which was developed for pain management in cancer patients, is 50-100 times more potent than morphine.

The LAPD is not investigating the overdoses as homicides.

Other celebrities who died from fentanyl overdoses include Prince, Tom Petty and Mac Miller.

According to the CDC, more than 83,000 people died from fentanyl overdoses in the United States in 2020.

The majority of cocaine seized by drug enforcement officers is "cut" with other substances by drug lords or street dealers to sell less pure cocaine and maximize profit.

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Keyshia Cole
opened up about the death of her mother, Frankie Lons, following her sudden death last Sunday.

Frankie Lons died at her Oakland, California home on her 61st birthday following a suspected drug overdose.

Keyshia took to Instagram to remember her mother as she spoke about Frankie's passing for the first time. She shared a slideshow gallery of images featuring Frankie.

"This is so hard man," she wrote.

"Can't really even find the words. SMH. I honestly don't even know how to feel. You can never prepare for something like this... Ever!!! but you will be missed...

"I created this post to show my love and appreciation for your life and I would like to thank my fans + supporters, shooot your supporters and fans, for being here with us during these hard times, and the love that you all have for us.....the love for all your children was definitely felt."

Keyshia concluded by vowing to bring all of Frankie's children together "IN ONE PLACE, AT ONE TIME" to remember their mother. She wrote: "Even through our differences .... WE LOVE YOU. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!"

Cole previously documented her mom's drug troubles on various reality TV shows, including Keyshia Cole My New Life.

Keyshia's sister, Elite Noel, announced their mom's death on Instagram.
 

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Keyshia Cole's mother Frankie Lons has passed away. Keyshia's sister, Elite Noel announced the sad news on her Instagram Story. Frankie was 61.

Elite wrote an emotional post revealing the loss of her mother, former reality TV star Frankie Lons.

"Worse pain ever... to see my mama in a body bag on her birthday! My heart so fuckin broke [sic]."

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TMZ reported Frankie died of a drug overdose on Sunday. Frankie had health problems and struggled with addictions for many years.

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Frankie won hearts as a recovering drug addict on the reality TV shows Keyshia Cole's The Way It Is, Keyshia & Daniel: Family First, Keyshia Cole: All In and The Frankie and Neffe Show, starring Neffeteria Pugh.

Frankie also appeared in Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew (2008).

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An aspiring rapper who was knocked out by rapper DaBaby in a Louis Vuitton store in 2019 has died.

Cam Coldheart, real name Cameron Devon Henegan (pictured right), died on April 24, his family confirmed on social media. He was 33.

Henegan was found dead in his home. His cause of death has not been released, but the Internet is speculating that he died from a drug overdose.

Henegan's aunt, who uses the handle @Empress_tia on Instagram, told a follower her nephew was drugged at a club the night before."

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Henegan is best known as the rival rapper who was knocked out by DaBaby and his crew at a Louis Vuitton store.

Viral video of the incident showed Hennegan on the floor with a bloody nose. His pants were down around his ankles.

Hennegan later claimed the fight was staged by himself and DaBaby.

"It's time to tell y'all what really happened. What's really going on in the Charlotte music scene? It was fake. It was a hoax, n***a. Some parts was real, but it was definitely heavily fabricated after the fact," says Coldheart about the fight. "That's Hollywood for you. Everything I said after that shit happened, everything on the internet for the past year was for money, you feel me. N***a in Hollywood you have to put on a show to make money, you hear? This rap shit is not street. It's about money, period. We done got all the media money. So now back to reality. I don't even know how you guys didn't even know."

 

 

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Bobby Brown blames Nick Gordon, who he helped raise, for the deaths of his former wife Whitney Houston and daughter Bobbi Kristina.

Brown made the revelation during an episode of Facebook series "Red Table Talk" with host Jada Pinkett Smith and her co-hosts, daughter Willow Smith and mom Adrienne Banfield-Norris.

Brown said he believed foul play was involved in Bobbi Kristina's death in 2015.

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When asked if Nick provided Bobbi Kristina with drugs, Brown replied, "Definitely." He also blamed Nick for Whitney's death in 2012.

"He was the only one there with both situations with my ex-wife and with my daughter and they both died the same way."

"Yeah I think... this is my opinion of who I think this young man was. Being around my daughter and being around my ex-wife, I think he was more so of a provider of 'party favors.'"

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Brown opened up about the effects drugs had on him and his family.

He partially blames himself for exposing Bobby Jr. to his own drug use following the 28 year old's overdose death last year.

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The coroner's office ruled Bobby Jr. died after accidentally ingesting a deadly cocktail of drugs and alcohol on November 18. But the singer insists his son wasn't a drug addict.

"He wasn't a user. He would experiment with different things. It wasn't like he was dependent on drugs like when I was in my situation," the "My Prerogative" singer said.

Addressing his own history of substance abuse, he said, "I depended (on drugs), I needed it. He was a young man who tried the wrong stuff and it took him out of here."

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Brown regrets not confronting Nick about providing drugs to Whitney and Bobbi Kristina.

"Did you ever have a chance to confront that young man?" Jada asked.

"No, no I didn't," said Brown. "In fact, before his death, I was in rehab at the time when he passed [in January 2020]. I had planned on once I left rehab to approach the young man just to find out how my daughter was in the last days, but, no, I never got a chance to find out from him or talk to him."

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Claudia Jordan deleted her tweet and apologized after saying DMX had died. But reports have emerged that he is still on life support.

DMX is in a vegetative state in an intensive care unit in White Plains, NY, after suffering a heart attack following an apparent drug overdose.

According to reports, brain scans show very little brain activity. If that's the case, the rapper is no longer with us. But Jordan jumped the gun by tweeting out he is dead before the family acknowledged he was taken off life support.

"Rest in Paradise DMX," she wrote on Tuesday, April 6.

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Maybe she knows something the public doesn't know? Still, it's common decency to wait until the family releases a statement acknowledging that he was taken off of life support.

Twitter was not having any of the disrespect toward a rap legend who is still above ground. Fans tore the former beauty queen a new one.

"Now look at you getting chewed up," tweeted one follower. Another follower added: "Chewed up like a dollar store steak."

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DMX is still on life support at a White Plains, NY hospital after suffering a heart attack following an apparent drug overdose last week.

According to his manager, DMX tested positive for the coronavirus after he was admitted to the ICU.

It isn't clear if he has an active infection or if he tested positive for Covid-19 antibodies. Testing positive for antibodies means he was exposed to the virus previously.

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The 50-year-old rapper, born Earl Simmons, is reportedly lying in a "vegetative state" in an intensive care unit on Friday night. His brain scans show very little activity and he is not expected to recover.

TMZ reports that his brain was deprived of oxygen for 30 minutes. But he would be dead if that was the case. No human can survive without oxygen for 30 minutes.

Only one visitor is allowed to visit DMX in the ICU. Visitors include his mother, fiancee, and some of his 15 children.

Most patients who test positive for the coronavirus aren't allowed visitors at all -- even if they are in private rooms.

Covid-19 causes death in less than 1% of people who contract the virus. The majority of deaths are among people over 65. Other factors include preexisting medical conditions, cardiac problems, respiratory disorders, obesity, diabetes, smokers and those who are HIV positive.

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Rapper Dark Man X, aka DMX, is said to be in "grave condition" after an apparent drug overdose on Friday night. Sources tell TMZ that the rapper, born Earl Simmons, might not make it.

Sources close to the 50-year-old rapper say the drug overdose triggered a heart attack at his home around 11 p.m.

DMX was rushed to a hospital and is currently in an ICU at a White Plains, NY hospital. According to TMZ, his prognosis is not good.

The rapper is reportedly in a "vegetative state" with "some brain activity."

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DMX rose to fame in the early 1990s after signing to the Ruff Ryder record label. His debut album It's Dark and Hell Is Hot received critical acclaim in 1998.

The album sold over 251,000 copies within its first week of release.

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DMX has battled drug abuse and legal trouble over the years. He was admitted to drug and alcohol rehab facilities multiple times. His last rehab admission was in 2019 after he served a 12-month prison sentence for income tax evasion.

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He has spoken about his drug addictions, which began when he smoked marijuana laced with cocaine at age 14.

The rapper was diagnosed with bipolar disorder as a young adult, and has been in and out of prisons since he was a juvenile.

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DMX welcomed his fifteenth child in 2016. He broke down while discussing his mother in a 2012 interview. "Not once has she ever told me she loved me," he said.

On February 10, 2016, DMX was found unresponsive in a Ramada Inn parking lot in Yonkers. He was revived with Narcan and rushed to a hospital. He told doctors he suffered an asthma attack at the time.

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Los Angeles prosecutors are considering filing criminal charges against drug dealers responsible for supplying the drugs that contributed to the death of Bobby Brown, Jr.

A toxicology report shows Bobby Brown, Jr. died from an overdose of cocaine, fentanyl and alcohol.

The 28-year-old son of R&B singer Bobby Brown and Kim Ward was found unresponsive in his Los Angeles home on November 18, 2020.

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Illegal narcotics in Bobby Jr.'s system prompted his parents to demand a criminal investigation into how Bobby Jr. obtained the drugs.

Specific details about the case have not been released, but according to TMZ, authorities became involved after learning certain drug dealers are known to cut with powerful painkiller fentanyl to get users hooked.

Bobby, Jr. is the second child of the former New Edition singer to die from a drug overdose.

Brown also lost his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, in July, 2015, six months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Atlanta, Georgia home.

Bobbi Kristina also had toxic levels of alcohol and cocaine in her system.

Bobbi Kristina's mother, Brown's ex-wife Whitney Houston, died from accidental drowning following a drug overdose in February 2012.