Coolio cause of death revealed; Rapper died on September 28 at the age of 59
Almost seven months after Coolio’s sudden death, the rapper’s cause of death has been revealed.
TMZ reports that the ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ and ‘Fantastic Voyage’ actor died from fentanyl. The site also reports that Coolio had trace amounts of heroin and methamphetamines in his system.
Coolio died on September 28 at the age of 59.
“We are saddened by the loss of our dear friend and customer Coolio,” said his spokesman at the time. “He touched the world with his talent and we will miss him dearly. Thank you to everyone worldwide who has listened to his music and to everyone who has reached out about his death. Please have Coolio’s loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.”
In 1996, Coolio won a Grammy for Best Solo Rap Performance for Gangsta’s Paradise, which also appeared on the soundtrack for the film starring Michelle Pfeiffer Dangerous Thoughts.
Coolio’s TV appearances have included performing “Aw, Here It Goes!”, the theme song for Nickelodeon’s Kenan & Kel. He was also a roommate in season 6 of the UK series Celebrity Big Brother and returned for a few years later Ultimate big brother.
His other TV work included Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Wife Swap, The Nanny And gravity falls. A keen cook, Coolio once had his own culinary web series called Cookin’ With Coolio.