The cause of death for D.H. Peligro, longtime drummer for the Dead Kennedys, is now confirmed to be an overdose of a particular combo of narcotics that’s all too familiar these days.
According to the autopsy report obtained by TMZ … DH, full name Darren Henley, died due to “combined effects of fentanyl and heroin.” It says he also suffered from non-small cell lung cancer, but the medical examiner’s pointing toward the combination of drugs as the official cause.
The report also mentions he had a history of drug and alcohol abuse.
As we reported, paramedics responded to D.H.’s home in the San Fernando Valley in October after his landlord discovered Henley in a bathroom. He was later pronounced dead on the scene.
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His bandmates first said they thought he died after accidentally falling and hitting his head, although, at the time, our law enforcement sources told us it was more mysterious … and the recent docs say he didn’t have any traumatic injuries, such as a head wound.
We were also told his death could have been due to his battle with cancer, but the medical examiner’s report makes it clear it was the drugs.