Coolio Confirmed To Have Passed Away From Fentanyl Overdose

UPDATE: Coolio Confirmed To Have Passed Away From Fentanyl Overdose

Nearly six-and-a-half months after his untimely passing, it’s been revealed that fentanyl played a crucial role in Coolio’s death.

Coolio Reportedly Had Various Drugs In His System When He Died

According to TMZ, Jarez Posey—Coolio’s longtime manager—noted that the family recently got the news from the coroner.

In addition to fentanyl—a synthetic opioid that played a role in the deaths of stars like Michael K. Williams and Mac Miller—the “Gangsta’s Paradise” rapper reportedly had traces of heroin and methamphetamines in his system.

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Posey adds that severe asthma and years-long cigarette usage further impacted Coolio’s health.

On the heels of this news, though, Posey notes that the rapper’s children—Brandi, Jackie, Melan, Christopher, Artis III, Darius, and Artisha—are committed to honoring his legacy. In fact, Coolio’s family reportedly has plans to pay tribute to him through future projects.

Numerous Stars Honored The Rapper After His Passing

As The Shade Room previously reported, Coolio was found dead in September 2022 while visiting a friend in Los Angeles. The 59-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene, though an official cause of death wasn’t determined at the time.

In the wake of this news, numerous stars proceeded to chime in.

Ice Cube quote tweeted a social media post and added, “This is sad news. I witness firsthand this man’s grind to the top of the industry. Rest In Peace.”

Vanilla Ice candidly responded to the news as well, as he tweeted, “I’m freaking out I just heard my good friend Coolio passed away.”

Snoop Dogg shared his condolences for Coolio via Instagram.

Questlove also took to IG to speak on the unfortunate news. Beneath a photo of the rapper, Questlove wrote, “Peaceful Journey Brother.”

We continue to send our prayers and condolences to Coolio’s friends and loved ones.


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