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Sean Edward Levert, 39
Cleveland, Ohio
March 30, 2008

Agencies: Cuyahoga County Corrections Center CCCC Ohio

Last updated: 5 months ago

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R&B singer Sean Levert entered the Cuyahoga County Jail on March 24 clutching the prescribed medication he took regularly for anxiety.

Jail staff took the bottle of Xanax away from him and failed to give him a single pill during the six days he was there, investigators said. Even when he began suffering horrifying delusions, he wasn't given his medication and never saw a doctor.

Instead, on March 30, jailers strapped Levert into a restraint chair, still fighting the monstrous visions in his head caused by withdrawal from the medication. Minutes later, the 39-year-old son of O'Jays star Eddie Levert stopped breathing. His heart then stopped and doctors couldn't save him.

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April 2008 Family asks FBI to review death in jail

May 2008 Coroner

June 2010 Settlement $4million

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