Coolio, originally known as Artis Leon Ivey Jr. In September 2022, he was declared dead at his friend’s house in Los Angeles. Coolio cause of death was revealed recently.
He was found unresponsive by one of his friends as he lay on the bathroom floor. He was immediately pronounced dead by first responders.
Following his untimely death, tributes and condolences were paid to the Grammy-winning star and his family by some of the most renowned artists, including Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube.
An immediate death cause was not released by officials at the time. Some fans of the former artist were confused as to what could have happened to him, while others were heartbroken by the news.
Many debated that there could be some foul play. But officials confirmed that there was nothing suspicious or foul play involved in his untimely death.
At the time of his death, his manager, Jarez Posey revealed the news of the death of the rapper, that he was found lying without a pulse in the bathroom.
His friends were worried when he didn’t come out after a long time and they eventually broke down the door of the bathroom. They found that the rapper was lying on the floor, unresponsive.
Coolio Cause Of Death
The medical examiner of Coolio’s death revealed Coolio cause of death was an accidental case of overdose of fentanyl, heroin, and methamphetamine.
In addition, the medical examiner cited other health conditions that encouraged cardiac arrest.
He added that the rapper had a long history of asthma and cardiomyopathy, an underlying health condition that makes it difficult for the heart to pump blood.
According to his medical records, it is revealed that he was on medication of phencyclidine at the time of his death.
Shela Fenigen, a representative for Coolio, revealed that his medical reports were released and she did not comment further, citing the privacy of his family.
According to reports, the overdose of the drugs impacted his medical condition significantly, leading to a sudden cardiac arrest.
However, despite his strong compulsive or regular substance use and smoking which led to his demise, he was a successful rapper and he was known for the iconic single “Gangsta’s Paradise”. He is also known for other singles such as “Fantastic Voyage”, and “C U When U Get There”
Coolie’s Early Life And Music Career
Artis Leon Ivey Jr. was born in Pennsylvania and brought up in Compton. He had asthmatic issues from a young age.
Despite his breathing problems, he became passionate about rapping. Due to his failures in the initial phase, he started using drugs and eventually became addicted to them.
Although he became clean when he started living with his father. As he enrolled in college, he began volunteering for community service
He first recorded his hit single “Whatcha Gonna Do?”, After that, he released two more popular singles.
In 1994, he collaborated with Tommy Boy Records and released his first solo album, “It Takes a Thief”.
The album was certified as Platinum and it received positive criticism for being humorous and lighthearted despite the violent theme. Several singles from the album thrived in the top 10 on the U.S. Billboard.
The most successful song in his career was his 1995 release “Gangsta’s Paradise” for the film Dangerous Minds.
The record became one of the most successful rap songs of all time. It peaked at the top of Billboard for three consecutive weeks.
Across all genres, it was labeled as the No.1 single in the United States. Moreover, the single topped in European countries.
He was awarded a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance for his hit single “Gangsta’s Paradise” in 1995.
The album sold more than two million copies in the United States alone. He also appeared on television as a cameo and performed on ABC’s Greatest Hits.