Rapper Coolio died from the results of fentanyl and different medicine, a coroner has dominated.
The 59-year-old star, finest identified for his 1995 single Gangsta’s Paradise, died at a friend’s home in Los Angeles in September.
His supervisor, Jarez Posey, stated the rapper’s household had been knowledgeable on Thursday by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Workplace that the musician had died from a fentanyl overdose.
Fentanyl is a potent artificial opioid used to deal with extreme ache, together with throughout and after an operation.
The coroner additionally listed the results of heroin and methamphetamine as a explanation for demise – and dominated the demise was unintended.
A type of coronary heart illness – often known as cardiomyopathy – and bronchial asthma have been listed as contributing components.
Born in Pennsylvania in 1963, Coolio started performing as a part of the West Coast hip-hop scene after transferring to Compton, California.
He launched his debut album, It Takes A Thief, in 1994, scoring a high 10 hit with the one Lakeside.
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The next yr, he launched his hit single Gangsta’s Paradise, which featured within the movie Harmful Minds.
The music, which topped the singles charts within the US, UK, Europe and Australia, gained a Grammy Award for finest rap solo efficiency the next yr.
He was nominated for 5 different Grammys throughout his profession and bought greater than 17 million data, in response to his web site.
Alongside music, Coolio made various TV and movie appearances, together with ending third within the sixth collection of Channel 4’s Movie star Massive Brother in 2009.
His supervisor stated his kids deliberate to honour their father in future documentary and movie tasks.