MediaTakeOut.com was the first news source in the world to tell you of the untimely passing of music's Stephen "Static Major" Garret. Now we're hearing that Garret, who was a prolific producer who worked with the likes of artists such as Aaliyah, Ginuwine, Destiny's Child, and Brandy, was killed by a hospital's negligence.
Here's a report, taken from his brother in law's Myspace page.
On the day of February 25th, Static was in Atlanta, and began to feel sick. His desire was to go home (Louisville, Kentucky) to be around family and seek medical attention. He had a virus. I, still, don't know what the name of this virus was, but it was not a life-threatening issue, I do know. This particular virus affects the muscles, throat (quivering of the voice), as well as, causes drooping of the eye. He had no history of illnesses or anything of that nature.
When he admitted himself to Baptist Hospital East in Louisville, Kentucky, the doctors presented him with medicine that would treat the virus. The treatment was taking the medicine through a shunt, in the neck, which treats more severe cases of this virus. Quicker than taking pills for days. Though, he didn't want the shunt, the doctors insisted that he treat it this way. The treatment was a form of dialysis to filter the blood of the virus.
He called his mom and told her, "Mama, something doesn't feel right. It hurts." When the doctor's were made aware that the shunt was hurting him, they took it out......it was over! When taking the shunt out, they took it out in the wrong manner that resulted in damaging the artery. He bled to death! They killed my brother, his wife's husband, his kids' father, his mom's son, and the world's musical inspiration.
Dang that's terrible!!! Thats why I dont go to the hospital for every bump, scrape, cough etc.
Dats fcuked up!My aunt died due to hospital negligence...sad situation...R.I.P
this ***!99a been dead mto late as usual
His Family needs to to sue!!!!
And make the hospital pay for their mistake....
Such a tragic way to die. I know that filing a lawsuit against this hospital won't bring him back but it should be known what happened.
These things happen more that we know of, but the doctors cover their azzes when malpractice and neglience happens.
dayum thats crazy ...lawsuit
top ten wow
BEHIND THE SCENE *** GTES NO LUV...NEVER HEARD OF HIM...GOODBYE
I'm sorry to hear that.
That's crazy as hell and don't make any sense
*** MTO STOP CLAIMING ***..IT WAS FIRST REPORTED ON S.A.***.D.R.A & T.M.Z.... YOUR SITE REPORTED IT THE NEXT DAY.
IT IS ASHAME THAT EVEN WITH SERIOUS NEWS YOUR SITE STILL ACTS LIKE ***.
May his family and friends find solace during this time of bereavement.
go to church rockstarmami...
rip...he was a great producer...
it's ashame they didn't know what they were doing but insisted on doing it. His family is gonna get paid big time for the lost. R I P
THATS SO AWFUL. I LOST MY GODMOTHER TO A SITUATION OF THE SAME EXACT SORT. I THINK BACK IN THE DAYS ALL DOCTORS WERE SO MUCH MORE TRUSTWORTHY. THEY HAD MORE KNOWLEDGE, AND NATURAL CURES. NOW DAYS ALL THESE PLAY PLAY DOCTORS KNBOW HOW TO DO IS WRITE OUT ALL KIND OF PRESCRIPTIONS. AND THE PRESCRIPTIONS HAS MORE SIDE EFFECTS THAN WHATEVER IS WRONG WITH YOU. DOCTORS DONT TRY TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF A SITUATION. FIND OUT WHATS WRONG WITH A PERSON, AND WHY, AND THEN WHAT TO DO TO MAKE IT GO AWAY. I HAD A SITUATION WHERE I WENT TO THE HOSPITAL FOR RETAINING TOO MUCH FLUID. I WAS IN PAIN, BUT INSTEAD OF THE DOCTOR CHECKING TO SEE WHERE IT CAME FROM, HE JUST WROTE PRESCRIPTIONS. SO NOW DAYS JUST GET SECOND OPINIONS, GET ANSWERS. DONT GET SUCKERED IN CAUSE SOME OF THEM DONT KNOW AS MUCH AS WE THINK THEY DO. SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT,
Major lawsuit should be on the way.
YOU HAVE TO TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR OWN HEALTH. QUESTION EVERYTHING THE DOCTOR TELLS YOU, GET 2 OR 3 OPINIONS OF A DIAGNOSIS, AND EVEN COURSE OF TREATMENT. ASK ANOTHER DOCTOR HOW THEY WOULD TREAT IT. GO ON THE INTERNET. TALK TO OTHER PEOPLE WITH YOUR CONDITION. MORE THAN LIKELY, THEY HAVE TRIED AND TRUE SOLUTIONS TO YOUR MEDICAL PROBLEMS. AND LAST, PLEASE GO WITH YOUR GUT, DON'T JUST REST EVERYTHING ON THE DOCTOR'S HEAD, CAUSE YOU ARE JUST A NUMBER AT THE END OF THE DAY, AND IF YOU ARE ONE CASUALTY, THEN ON WELL, BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME.
KEEP IN MIND THAT A LOT OF THESE DOCTORS ARE NOT MADE LIKE THE OLD DOCTORS; SOME OF THEM PEOPLE WENT TO SCHOOL TO MAKE THEIR MAMA'S AND DADDIES PROUD; THEY COULD CARELESS ABOUT THE PROFESSION, IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PRESTIGE TO THEM, AND SO THEY PERFORM AT A STATUS QUO RATE. THEY WON'T SEE YOU AS A PERSON WHOSE LOVED BY THEIR MOTHER, LOVED BY YOUR CHILDREN, LOVED BY YOUR MATE; YOU'RE JUST A NUMBER. TAKE CONTROL OF WHAT YOU CAN IN YOUR MEDICAL SITUATIONS. DON'T SECONG GUESS YOURSELF, GO WITH YOUR GUT.
The virus sounds like the symptoms of Bells Palsy. That was very unfortunate. My prayers go out to your family.
R.I.P THAT IS SOO SAD SUE THEY ***...
So Sorry you had to go out that way bro...R.I.P.
TIME FOR HIS FOLKS TO GET PAID.
***!! I was in the same hospital on Feb.25th. This is horrible, as if his death was not shocking enough..LOUISVILLE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU BABY, RIP!
didnt know him but
RIP hope you was saved and knew Jesus
your in a better place now
RIP STATIC MAJOR.
HI, TEMPERTESE WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?
That is so sad. But a lot of people are victims of hospital negligence. This sounds like a lawsuit to me. I know the money wouldn't bring him back, but it'll bring something....
its sad because we are helpless in these situations..its scary to know that we're relying on the medical staff to know what theyre doing so they can save our lives..sometimes you may have people who are inexperienced, there may be miscommunication, or they just dont have qualified staff..its scary to have to trust your life in the hands of others..I hope that if the hospital was at fault, there is some kind of justice for his family
THATS FOCCCCCKED UPP!
NUMBER1SON YOU SHOULD CONSIDER CHANGING YOUR NAME TO SUGABEAR U POSTED UP LOOKIN LIKE A BROKE AZZ *** FROM MISSISSIPPI.HA HA HA...DONT READ MY SH!T NO MORE....GOT *** POST WHAT U NEED TO POST AND GET OFF OF HERE ITS NOT THAT HARD...POOP BUTTS
REST IN PEACE STATIC...
Sad! Rest in peace.
God bless his family.R.I.P
whoa, major fatal misake of the hospital. i saw someone say to get 2 and 3 opinions, and that does count, but he probably felt so bad that he had to go to the emergency room. It's so sad that you go there to get help and they sometimes kill people.
I feel for his family and hope that they sue, it won't bring him back but at least his wife and children will be taken care of. I never heard of him but see that he was a talented brother.
RIP my brother!!!
love him and all his work, though he aint produce it he on my favorite track at the moment, lollipop w| wayne. i love it to death. may he rest in peace. condolences to his family.
that's really messed up...somebody should sue that hospital..r.i.p!
First things first. You cannot medicate for a virus only its symptoms. I am very sorry for the man's family but we need to educate ourselves so the doctor's words are not law. Also I think Bells palsy just like cerebral palsy is not a disease.
should have went to the hospital in the ATL, sounds like he went to some BAMA *** hospital in KY. RIP ma dude
helloghetto1 that sh!t was funny,and u made her take it off..naughty naughty
RockstarMami yous need to eat some KFC ur' two. Aint no man like findin' yo stuff when yous open yo legs. They likes a lll treusure huntin' climbin' un diggin fo' it. Dem boys loves muh chocolate layers, like a tripple chocolate wedd'*** cake wit Sara Lee icin' wit duh nuts *** spwinkles '*** some good chittlin and okra stew like mumma Womp makes it with hotsauce and spices and hamock cuts wid Crisco *** butter in it. Mmmm Momma WompWomp can cook. Ellemay Sugarfuzz be cleanin' her plate.
AWW DAYYUMMM HE WAS CUTE TOO, I REMEMBER HIM, WAS HE IN THE GROUP PLAYA.
mto yall got this off his ex-group mate smokey's myspace page. yall so *** late!!!!
rip static. keep making music in heaven with aaliyah!!!
stalker im not even gonna comment to your fugly ***...*** you type like ya fat azz fingers are touchin.goodbye and have a great weekend..do let me find out your miss louisana
It sounds like he had Bell's Palsy, but that isnt a virus. Thats sad as hell but Bell's Palsy IS normally caused by a strand of herpes (the cold sore on the lip or mouth) and herpes IS a virus so maybe that is what actually triggered this. that is sad as hell though. and i have never heard of Bell's Palsy being treated with a *** in the neck! I think there is more to this story. SAD!
Oh, that is so terrible. What a messed up way to die. I used to love the group Playa, still play "Cheers 2 U" this very day. That is so sad, my condolences to his family & friends.
i smell a lawsuit...
THEY NEED TO SUE THAT *** HOSPITAL FOR EVERYTHING THEY GOT
If this is true, how horrible. He should have got pills.
so sad RIp
for months i watch my husband reserch his surgery , he needed to replace a few disk in his back and he took serveral referals and about 3 to six months he was walking and running , he came off all the heavy meds and today he droped like 40 lbs , the best he have ever been. I was so scared for him , but his doctor knew his work and he said i'll have you as good as new ,thast the truth too
So sad. My sympathies are with his family and friends.
I pray for his family during this time of grief...
THIS IS CRAZY, BUT NOTICE THAT SOMETIMES REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT THE *** THEY ARE DOING. SOME JUMP OUT OF MEDICAL SCHOOL INTO A "PRACTICE" THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THEY WERE DOING PRACTICING. THIS IS SO SAD MAN. THIS WAS A GREAT MAN AND PRODUCER.
This is very sad story...
*** thats so messed up.
GOD BLESS TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS...
THE CHEAPEST TO TRAVEL
Sad. Something about that story just doesn't sound right though. I feel bad for his family. Another young life gone.
That's why people *** always listen to doctors--hey aren't perfect,you gotta go with your gut.
Sue! Sue! Sue!
Wow that's sad my prayers goes out to his family.
*** that is sad, I wish Johnny C was still here he would look out for the family...
This is so sad. I work at a hospital and this is rediculous! Your job as a healthcare worker is to take care of the patient. I hate stories like this.
Good Morning MTO friends!!!
keko Im luv sick can u help me?
Static was a Fellow Louisvillian (Derby City Baby), who will truly be missed...NOT ONLY in the 'Ville, but WORLDWIDE~ His talented will forever be appreciated and never forgotten! Keep his family and the rest of his friends in your thoughts and prayers throughout this difficult journey! We miss you! Rest In Peace Bruh!
R.I.P. Static, You will be greatly missed. I saw him and his wife in the mall about 2 weeks before he passed. They both looked so happy, not knowing that he would be gone in a couple of weeks. that ish is crazy. I'lll miss seeing you around the city Static. Know you and AAliyah can continue to make even more beautiful music together. You will never be forgotton!
Sad to hear. I don't necessarily know if that was the truth--but that just might be from my experience as a paralegal dealing with medical malpractice cases. Either which way, sad story.
Somethn needs to be done bout this kinda ***, cuz its happenin more and more often, sadly.
***, can you say "LAWSUIT?" God bless the dead...
sew their *** draws off
Yes, and my lil brother did music with him and he said that static's wife had left to get some clothes for them and she came back and he was gone! She tore that *** hospital up!!!! IT's sad!
First of all, my deepest condolences to his family. May God provide the peace they need during this time of bereavement. We all must come together in prayer, praying one for another. God Bless his soul!!!
This does sound lawsuit.Because I was hearing the same thing about the cause of his death was because doctors was doing the wrong thing.He still in my prayers.
R.I.P Stephen "Static Major"Garrett.He Wasz An Inspiration,He's *** A Betta Place But Dat Wasz Still Wrong 2 Wat Happened 2 Him...I Luv Me Sum Static Major...He Definately Looked Good When He Wasz Wit Da Group Playa