Houston rapper Big Pokey collapsed mid-performance back in June … an unfortunate result of a heart attack, his autopsy has revealed.
Tom Gillam III, Justice of the Peace for Jefferson County, Texas, signed Pokey’s death certificate this week … highlighting the medical condition.
“The cause of death, in layman’s terms, ‘Big Pokey’ had a massive heart attack … He had hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease,” Gilliam said in a statement.
Pokey collapsed while performing at a bar in Beaumont, TX on June 18 and died shortly after being rushed to a nearby hospital.
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He was 45 years old and left behind a pioneering hip hop legacy for the Lone Star State as a member of the DJ Screw‘s “Screwed Up Click” … counting the likes of Slim Thug, Paul Wall and BFF Lil Keke as mourners.
The bar he died at also hosted a memorial event in honor shortly after his passing.