Pimp C's death has been determined by coroners to have been caused by an overdose of Promethazine/Codeine syrup and sleep apnea.
Pimp C the second-half of rap duo U.G.K. death has been ruled accidental due to findings by an official with the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner.
Los Angeles County Asst. Chief Coroner Ed Winter has stated that Texas based rapper Chad Butler known as Pimp C, died from a pre-existing health condition sleep apnea and an over-the-counter drug Promethazine/Codeine syrup which helped contribute to his death.
Promethazine/Codeine which is a cough syrup, got its spotlight after Three 6 Mafia, Project Pat and U.G.K. released the song "Sippin On Some Syrup".
According to other reports, Pimp C isn't the first rapper to have possibly died from an overdose of Promethazine/Codeine.
Pimp C who was 33 years-old was found not breathing in his hotel room at the Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles one night after his performance on Dec. 1 with rap legend Too Short at the "House of Blues".
Prior to Pimp C's death, the duo U.G.K. (Bun B. and Pimp C) had just made a comeback with their album "Underground Kingz," which included the hit "Int'l Player's Anthem (I Choose You)," featuring OutKast produced by Three 6 Mafia which was later nominated for a Grammy shortly after Pimp C's death.