Last September, rapper Coolio suddenly collapsed in a friend’s bathroom. Any help comes too late for the singer. Now his longtime manager announces what cost the rapper his life.
A good six months after his death, it is clear what the Grammy-winning rapper Coolio died of: Fentanyl and traces of heroin and methamphetamine were discovered in the blood of the “Gangsta’s Paradise” star, the singer’s longtime manager announced on TMZ. Coolio’s severe asthma and heavy smoking also played a role in his death. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office believes it was an accident. He is believed to have suffered a heart attack.
The rapper, whose real name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr., was 59 years old. Coolio died last September at a friend’s home in Los Angeles. He went to the toilet and didn’t come back for a long time, it was reported at the time. When the friend checked on him, he found the singer lifeless on the ground and called 911. The emergency services tried for 45 minutes to resuscitate the rapper.