T.I.’s Sister’s Cause Of Death Revealed As Cocaine Toxicity; TMZ Apologizes For Reporting

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T.I’s sister Precious Harris Chapman death was due to cocaine use, which led up to her irregular heartbeat, complicated her diabetes and high blood pressure. TMZ orignaly posted this article.

T.I.’s Sister Died from Cocaine and High Blood Pressure Says Medical Examiner

T.I.’s sister, Precious Harris, had enough cocaine in her system to trigger heart arrhythmia when she crashed her car and died … according to the Medical Examiner’s report.

The Fulton County M.E.’s report says Precious died from “cocaine toxicity which aggravated hypertensive cardiovascular disease (high blood pressure).” The report goes on to say the high blood pressure caused an abnormal heart rhythm … which went on long enough that disrupted the blood flow to her organs, including, most importantly, her brain.

The report points out Precious was suffering from several other ailments … including chronic lung disease, kidney disease and diabetes.

As we first reported, Precious was driving T.I.’s Dodge Avenger with his grandniece Kairi Chapman in the passenger seat when she fell unconscious and veered off the road, crashing into a telephone pole. Paramedics took to the hospital and she had to be placed on life support.

She died about a week later when the family decided to remove support.

After T.I was visibly upset over the cause of death being revealed he went on an instagram rant.

TMZ then posted this.


Earlier Thursday, we posted a story about T.I.’s sister, Precious Harris Chapman, and reported the Medical Examiner’s official findings on her cause of death … we were wrong to do it.

T.I. and his family are hurt and furious, and they have a point.

Precious was a vital member in her community throughout her life. She was a proud member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She mentored children and young women in need over the years. She was an ambassador for Saving Our Daughters, a nonprofit created by parents Curtis and Debbie Benjamin, who lost their child to a brain tumor.

In her efforts connected to Saving Our Daughters, she helped girls overcome the many obstacles they face growing up — bullying, dating abuse, domestic violence and more.
She worked tirelessly over the years with Hosea Feed the Hungry, an organization that feeds the homeless and hungry in Atlanta, alongside the daughter of civil rights icon Hosea Williams.

She was a supporter and advocate for Motherless Daughters and the Covenant House. Motherless Daughters supported and advocated on behalf of daughters who have lost their mothers by providing emotional support, guidance and resources. She started the Precious Academy, an early education initiative where she provided early education, nurturing and supporting children and their families.

Precious was an active member of Salem Bible Church, where there is a Community Center in her name, to serve people in need in the area where she grew up.

She was recently granted a scholarship in her name — by VH1 — the Precious Chapman Scholarship.

Precious worked alongside her brother in Atlanta for more than 10 years on philanthropic and humanitarian initiatives, including the annual Senior Thanksgiving, where they feed more than 7,000 seniors and grandparents raising their grandchildren. She also cohosted the annual Holiday Caravan, where she supported daycares in need, provided Christmas gifts for Children’s Hospital and serviced youth in need throughout the Bankhead section of Atlanta.

Precious was only peripherally involved in T.I. and Tiny’s reality show, and wasn’t in the spotlight as a celebrity.

We got this wrong and we regret posting the M.E.’s findings.

Source: TMZ


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