Cause of death of Gangsta's Paradise hitmaker Coolio revealed: what killed the star

Victoria RyapolovaLife
The family is preparing to release a series of films about Coolio

On 28 September 2022, American rapper Coolio (real name: Artis Leon Ivey Jr.) was found unconscious in his friend's apartment in California. Doctors diagnosed the celebrity with a cardiac arrest. He was 59 years old. As it became known, the cause of death was a fentanyl overdose. In addition, traces of heroin and methamphetamine were found in the man's body.

This was reported by The New York Times. Experts noted that a severe form of asthma combined with Artis' long-term smoking exacerbated the situation. By the way, in 2009, the celebrity pleaded guilty to drug possession and completed a rehabilitation programme. However, a few years later, he returned to the use of illegal substances.

"At the time of his death, the rapper suffered from heart disease and asthma. He had recently been using phencyclidine or PCP," the report says. According to friends, the American went to the toilet and did not leave the room for a long time. He did not respond to requests to open the door, so his friends had to break it down. At first, the family believed that the cause of the man's death was a heart attack.


A month after the singer's death, his children made necklaces with their father's ashes, decorating the pendants with personal inscriptions. They also plan to release several documentaries about their father. By the way, Ivy Jr. has 10 heirs.

The most famous hits of the artist, in addition to Gangsta's Paradise, are Fantastic Voyage, 1, 2, 3, 4, C U When You Get There, My soul, Is This Me?, Let's Do It, Island Hop.

As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, on February 24, 2023, the brother of the legendary singer Madonna passed away. Anthony Ciccone died at the age of 66. He had a difficult relationship with his family, struggled with alcoholism for a long time and lived on the streets.

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