Nearly two months after his death, Philly battle rapper Tech 9’s death has been ruled a suicide by the coroner. Tech’s real name, which is Akhiym Mickens, was 32 when he died back in March. The cause of death was unclear at that time, but now the exact cause of death is now an overdose of diphenhydramine, an antihistamine found in Benadryl, according to Philly Mag.
Tech had been due in court March 25th, the day after he died. The news of his court date was reported one week after friends, family, and fans had organized a vigil in Germantown to remember his legacy.