( dpa )- Soul great Ike Turner's death last month at the age of 76 was due to a a cocaine overdose, the San Diego County Medical Examiner's office said Wednesday.
The medical examiner's office also listed hypertensive cardiovascular disease and pulmonary emphysema as "significant and contributing factors" to Turner's death.
Turner was found dead in his home in southern California on December 12 after decades of trouble with drugs.
He rose to fame in the 1960s and '70s together with his wife Tina Turner with hits like River Deep - Mountain High, I Want To Take You Higher and Proud Mary. The couple divorced in 1976, amid allegations of abuse. Turner had repeated run ins with the law but hit the comeback trail in 2001 when his album Here and Now, which won rave reviews and a Grammy nomination.