Coolio’s cause of death revealed

Grammy-winning rapper Coolio’s death last September was due to the effects of fentanyl, heroin, and methamphetamine, his manager Jarel “Jarez” Posey has said.

Jarez Posey said the musician’s family had been informed about the findings by the Los Angeles County coroner.

The artiste, who died at 59, was found unresponsive on the bathroom floor of a friend’s LA house six months ago. 

Coolio, whose real name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr, won a Grammy for the 1995 track “Gangsta’s Paradise”.

The Los Angeles County Medical-Examiner Coroner also determined that cardiomyopathy, asthma, and recent PCP use factored into the musician’s death. According to the CDC, cardiomyopathy refers to “a collection of diverse conditions of the heart muscle” that can reduce its ability to pump blood.


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