That’s how rapper Coolio died

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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.

US Fentanyl Crisis

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is actually used as a pain reliever. Because of its high potency, it is often used in cancer patients or post-surgery patients, or as a stronger opioid for those who have become weak on other drugs. Fentanyl can induce heroin-like euphoric feelings, but it also has potential side effects such as breathing difficulties, low blood pressure, and dizziness.

In the US, however, fentanyl is also commonly abused by drug addicts and causes many deaths. Almost 108,000 Americans died from an overdose last year – more than ever before. Two-thirds of these people died from fentanyl. In the 18 to 49 age group, painkiller is now the leading cause of death.