The autopsy also revealed that Levert had pneumonia.The official cause of death was acute intoxication, and the death was ruled accidental. Sean Levert, a third of the 1980s R&B trio Le Vert and son of lead O'Jays singer Eddie Levert, has died after falling ill while serving a jail term. Authorities said Monday an autopsy was inconclusive but foul play was ruled out.
The duo's best-known recordings include "Love is All I Have to Give" and a remake of "Proud Mary." But 1969's Phil Spector-produced "Black Pearl" was their most successful single, a Top 10 hit.
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After his career as an actor and director, Dixon was the owner-operator of radio station KONI (FM) in Maui.
In 2001 he left the islands for health reasons and sold the radio station in 2002.
Smith's counterpart, Sonny Charles, a friend since childhood in Fort Wayne, Indiana, found Smith in his cabin before they were to rehearse for a show that evening, Moloney said.