Rapper and R&B artiste Lexii Alijai died of accidental overdose of fentanyl and alcohol
The music world is still grieving the tragic loss of Alexis Alijai Lynch, better known as 'Lexii Alijai' the talented rapper and R&B singer, from St. Paul, Minnesota. She died earlier this month, aged 21, on New Year's Day, but the cause of death had remained undisclosed, until now.
Earlier today, we received an update based on her toxicology report results, as released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office. According to the report, the young artiste had overdosed due to a highly potent drug cocktail that had been detected in her body after she passed away.
Lexii Alijai's cause of death was attributed to "mixed fentanyl and ethanol toxicity," as stated by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner. While the ethanol was probably readily available anywhere (plenty of alcoholic beverages contain ethanol), fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is almost a hundred times stronger than morphine.
The county ME also ruled that the cause of death had been accidental. The singer died on January 1 shortly after 10:30 am on New Year’s Day at the Loews Minneapolis Hotel in Minneapolis.
Shortly after the word of her passing had spread through a stunned music community, many stars took to social media to pay tribute to the budding rapper. "Just got the worst f***in news ever. my heart is BROKE [sic]" tweeted her friend and collaborator, Kehlani, a fellow rapper and R&B singer who knew just how talented Lexii Alijai was.
"I keep typing and backspacing you knew what you meant to me everyone knew what you meant you were so special bro I seen you right thru it all I seen u thug it out lex imma miss you so bad you was about to get everything you always talked about RIP MY BABY I LOVE YOU LEX 4L [sic]," the artiste posted in another tweet. The rapper Wale also posted on Twitter saying, "Lexii... my God man..." - clearly stunned that his friend had taken this extreme step.
Lexii had released her debut album, 'Growing Pains', in 2017. She'd also co-written and guest featured on Kehlani’s hit single 'Jealous' in 2015. Besides this, Lexii had also been featured in songs from celebrated rappers like Drake, Meek Mill, and Nas, among others.
As a tribute to her friend's memory, Kehlani will be performing at First Avenue in Minneapolis on February 19 - ticket proceeds will be going to Alijai's family and foundation, which has set up a recording arts scholarship fund in Alijai’s honor.