LATEST: The death of rapper OL' DIRTY BASTARD has been ruled an accident by the New York medical examiner's office.

Officials have declared the WU-TANG CLAN star died from the combined effects of cocaine and a prescription painkiller, but had no proof his death was planned.

ODB, real name RUSSELL JONES, died last month (13NOV04) at a Manhattan recording studio.

16/12/2004 05:47