Who is Double K's wife Etheldra Turner? How beautiful marriage with ‘best friend’ was cut short by tragic death
Double K is survived by his wife, whom he often called his 'best friend', here's a look back at their adorable relationship
Rapper Double K — also known as Michael Turner — who is best known as one-half of the legendary hip-hop duo People Under the Stairs has reportedly died. The news first sent shock waves on social media as thousands of his fans mourned the great loss. He was 43.
Born on August 1, 1977, and lovingly known as Mike Turner, Double K is the first cousin of celebrated Los Angeles producer Computer Jay. He produced the very first solo song by Murs called 'Red Dots' in 1996. A shared passion for vinyl brought him close to Thes One when they were just 16 years old. Their paths crossed at a Los Angeles record store in 1996 but they never intended to become partners.
Double K was raised in West LA and attended Hamilton. Meanwhile, Thes grew up in San Pedro and went to Loyola High School. When their paths first crossed, they were already producing their own tracks. Interestingly, it was a competition to decide who was superior that made them realize they were like two peas in a pod. An LA Times feature reveals, “After both of them had played a track, they realized they’d make better teammates than rivals.”
After his death, he is survived by his wife, whom he often called his “best friend”. Here's a look at their adorable relationship.
Who is Etheldra Turner?
Double K aka Michael Turner met his wife Etheldra Turner long back and the two seem to have known each other for a long time. A quick scan through his social media page reveals how close they were. The bio on her Instagram handle — @1_wifiundera_roof — reads, “What! What? What!?!?!?” But, Etheldra's account is set to private.
They called each other Mrs and Budhead and lived with a little pup named Archie. Celebrating their loving bond, he once posted on Instagram, “My girl became my wife five years ago today. She has put up with all my funkadelic antics and more. Love you... Sorry I didn't take you to that party. #420 you keep me waking up.”
Going by his Instagram posts, Double K held two people close to his heart, one was his wife and Thes was the other. “Where I grew up, there was the negative, and I had the positive, which was my music,” he said in an interview. “I was surrounded by the negativity, the things going on in the streets, the stuff that I thought that I wanted to be a part of. I decided that this was more important. I just holed up in my room, listening to music, and then I met this dude and I had somebody else to listen to music with.”
Meet his wife here.
How the love story began
Here's a timeline of their relationship from the private moments Double K and Etheldra that he shared with his fans and close friends on Instagram.
Sharing a photo of his pup, he wrote, “Happy New year from the Turner family. #MrsAndBudhead #archie.”
The two often went on dates and in one loving photo, he wrote, “Enjoying a well-needed date with my ace.”
In one adorable video, the couple can be seen sharing a kiss and celebrating July 3rd!
“Out here with my honey,” he captioned one post on a date with his wife.
Sharing a picture from their anniversary celebrations, he wrote, “Finally able to CELEBRATE 4 years of marriage...18 years of putting up with each others madness!!!!”
Also popular as “the P” and “PUTS,” the duo once clarified that they did not get their moniker from the 1991 Wes Craven horror film of the same name. In fact, the two said they hadn't even heard of the movie. Their iconic track ‘Stepfather’ debuted at #32 on the Billboard Heatseeker Chart and #35 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart.
While the exact net worth of Double K is not known, the rich gallery of music that the duo created and the worth of it speaking from the musical point of view, cannot be measured through numbers, experts believe. If Celebrity Talent is to be believed, the booking amount ranged between $15,000 and $24,999.
Double K's wife hasn't publicly spoken about the death yet. We will update this space once there is an official statement.