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Punjabi rapper Amardeep Basra found dead in Phagwara

punjab Updated: Mar 07, 2014 21:48 IST

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US-based NRI Punjabi rockstar Amardeep Singh Basra (36), popularly known as Deep Cold, was found dead in mysterious circumstances in a hotel room in Phagwara on Wednesday.

SP Gursewak Singh Brar said here on Friday that the viscera had been sent for chemical examination to the government lab after autopsy by a board of doctors.

He said the deceased was staying in a club in connection with the marriage functions of his US-based NRI friend Inder Singh who was also his neighbour in Texas town of America.

The deceased belonged to Saloh village of SBS Nagar and was staying in the club's room along with his three other friends.

The cause of death could be excessive drinking of liquor but it could only be confirmed after the report of chemical examination, said SP Brar.

Deep Cold released his debut album In Trunks Now in 2005 on his independent label. He co-hosted a MTV desi show with Kamala Punjabi. Deep released 'Dekhlo Punjabi Munde' in 2007. The song quickly moved up the BBC charts and spread worldwide. He passed away on March 5 during his visit to India.

Deep is survived by his wife and two children.