Ike Jr., 64, was detained in May and charged with possessing crack cocaine and tampering with evidence, as we previously reported. He was imprisoned, according to People, just two weeks before his well-known mother passed away on May 24 at the age of 83.
Capt. Q.T. Arendell of the Alvin Police Dept. claimed, "He tried to eat the drugs before the officers could seize them from him," according to People.
Ike Jr. spent 79 days in police custody before being freed on July 24, according to RadarOnline.com. According to the publication, the charge of tampering with evidence was abandoned.
The renowned singer spoke candidly about her battles with hypertension, high blood pressure, and kidney problems weeks before she passed away, as TMZ reported.
For World Kidney Day on March 9, Tina posted on Instagram with the caption, "My kidneys are victims of my ignorance that my high blood pressure should have been addressed with standard treatment. By refusing to accept the fact that I require daily, lifetime counseling with medication, I have put myself in grave risk. I held onto the notion that my body was an impenetrable fortress for far too long.
Her staff acknowledged that she passed away at her home in Switzerland on May 24. Turner's Instagram account was used to announce her passing.
"We announce the demise of Tina Turner with deep sorrow. She delighted millions of admirers across the world with her music and her infinite zest for life, and she inspired the future's biggest talents, the statement said. We say farewell to a close friend today, leaving behind her greatest contribution to the world: her music. Our deepest sympathies are with her family. We will miss you terribly, Tina.