Gerald Levert, a popular R&B singer from Cleveland died last fall from a lethal combination of painkillers and antihistamines.
Geauga County Coroner Kevin Chartrand said. He found in Levert’s body a cocktail of drugs, which included the narcotic pain relievers Vicodin, Percocet and Darvocet, along with anxiety medication Xanax and two over-the-counter antihistamines.
The R&B singer Gerald Levert, one of several from the musical Levert family, died unexpectedly Nov. 10 at his home in Newbury, Ohio, outside Cleveland, of a heart attack. The official cause of death was acute intoxication, and the death was ruled accidental.
Andy Gibson, a family spokesman, said Levert was taking the pain medication because of chronic pain from a lingering shoulder problem and surgery in 2005 to repair a severed Achilles tendon.
Levert is best known for his hits, “Casanova” and “Baby Hold Onto Me”. His talent will be missed by many.