He death of rapper Coolio it was due to the effects of fentanyl, heroin and methamphetamine, his manager confirmed to CBS News.
Coolio, whose real name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr., died last September in Los Angeles. He was 59 years old.
At the time of his death, the rapper suffered from heart disease and asthma and had recently used phencyclidine, or PCP, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s report. The coroner’s office considered his death his accidental, CBS Los Angeles informed.
The Los Angeles-based rapper was best known for his Grammy Award-winning single “Gangsta’s Paradise,” which was featured on the 1995 “Dangerous Minds” soundtrack, which starred Michelle Pfeiffer. The song is considered one of the most successful rap songs of all time after spending three weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100.
In 1996, he recorded the opening “Aw, Here It Goes!” for the Nickelodeon television series “Kenan & Kel,” starring Kenan Thompson.
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