Heroin, cocaine and Xanax found in his system...
DJ Rashad

The death of DJ Rashad earlier this year robbed dance music of one of its most potent innovators.

The Chicago producer continually pushed the boundaries, helping footwork to transition from a regional phenomenon into a sound of international importance.

Passing away suddenly, the death of DJ Rashad prompted all manner of tributes which only served to underline his importance.

Confusion over the cause of his passing sparked conflicting reports, with an autopsy into the producer's death now ruling that he died of a drug overdose.

As Pitchfork point out, the autopsy found traces of heroin, cocaine and Xanax in his system. An immensely sad loss.

Here's DJ Rashad and DJ Spinn in the mix for Red Bull Music Academy:

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