On October 16th, Rhymesayers emcee Michael “Eyedea” Larson suddenly passed away at the age of 28. Now, an autopsy report reveals that Micheal’s death was caused by an accidental overdose on an unidentified substance.

Although the Ramsey County medical examiner’s office has revealed little information about his death, they did confirm that Larson’s untimely passing came as a result of an accidental opiate toxicity. Larson’s mother Kathy Averill has stated that her son did not show any signs of drug addiction.

Eyedea’s death has sent shock waves throughout the Hip Hop community. On October 28, more than 2,000 fans converged on the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown St. Paul, MN for a public memorial service. Last week — friends, family members and his Hip Hop peers – including Slug from Atmosphere and Aesop Rock – were in attendance for “The Celebration of the Life of Michael “Eyedea” Larsen” memorial service.

Here is the first of an eight part series — Slug, Saddiq, Brother Ali, Sage Francis, The Grouch (and more) pay tribute to the fallen soldier.

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