Unfortunately, it has come to light that Jerome Brooks, who was mentioned in an unauthorized audio recording that included Texas Democratic Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, has died as a result of a drug overdose. Last autumn, while Brooks was employed as a staff member for Lee's unsuccessful Houston mayoral campaign, the congresswoman insulted her. The audio release significantly disrupted Lee's campaign.
Brooks passed away shortly after the Texas Democrat labeled her a "fat a** stupid idiot" during her 15th tenure in the House. The Austin police initiated an investigation into his whereabouts scant days after the audio release was made public and discovered him deceased in a hotel room.
There were reports that Brooks had accompanied a man to a hotel room after meeting him online. On the evening of October 29, it was observed that he was in possession of both alcohol and medications. Brooks bemoanedly clutched his chest at one point before collapsing to the ground. Despite reanimatory endeavors ending in failure, the victim ultimately died instantly.
The police promptly excluded homicide as the probable cause of death while they awaited the toxicology report. A combination of narcotics and alcohol was detected in Brooks' system last week, indicating an accidental overdose. The concurrent use of the illegal substances MDMA and methamphetamine was identified as the cause of death by Hill County Chief Forensic Pathologist Satish Chundru. An analogous erectile dysfunction medication to Viagra was identified within his system as well.
As of this instant, Lee has not released a statement regarding Brooks's passing. However, there is considerable conjecture regarding whether Brooks was the person to whom Lee alluded in his publicly available, foul-laced tirade from the preceding autumn. The audio recording captures Lee using derogatory and profane language towards Brooks and another member of the staff. Lee expressed regret for the publication of the leaked recording, which sparked controversy at the time, but declined to offer an apology.