DJ Rashad’s Autopsy Results Released

Chicago house music legend died of an accidental drug overdose.

DJ Rashad died of an accidental drug overdose, according to autopsy results.

NBC Chicago reports that the toxicological tests determined that the Chicago house music legend died of cocaine, heroin and alprazolam intoxication.

At the time of death on April 26, narcotics and drug paraphernalia was found in the 34-year old disc jockey’s apartment. There were no visible signs of injury.

The turntable pioneer born Rashad Harden was revered among dance music aficianados in the Windy City and beyond for producing records that were 40 beats per minute faster than ordinary house music.

Harden’s career was defined by his contributions to the juke and footwork genres of dance, which was spearheaded by his sped-up beats.

Dancers battled to Harden’s beats with an array of rapid-fire dance steps such as the dribble, skate and bang. Harden, who last toured with Chance the Rapper, released an EP, We On 1, back in May.