Ol’ Dirty Bastard

Ol’ Dirty Bastard (born Russell Tyrone Jones, 1968–2004) – Arguably the most eccentric and erratic member of the group, his wild behavior drew significant media – and often police – attention. He was known for his off beat rhymes, charismatic ululations, slightly garbled style, and unpredictable vocal inflections. ODB was among the most popular members of Wu-Tang, with high sales and guest spots with industry giants like Mariah Carey. He collapsed in Wu-Tang’s recording studio on November 13, 2004 and was pronounced dead less than an hour later, with a later autopsy confirming a drug overdose to be the cause of his death. The overdose was ruled accidental.