Six months after he was found dead at a friend's Los Angeles home, Grammy-winning rapper Coolio died of a fentanyl overdose, his manager said Thursday. His most famous song, "Gangsta's Paradise," was released in 1995. In the following year, the song was nominated for a Grammy Award as the Best Rap Solo Performance, and was featured in the movie Dangerous Minds, which was a huge hit.
The Los Angeles coroner has informed Coolio's family that the rapper died of a fentanyl-induced overdose on Thursday, according to the rapper's manager, Jarez Posej. His death shocked many. Sheila Finegan, who represented him at Trinity Artists International, was the first to confirm the information a few months ago about his death.
“Thank you to everyone worldwide who has listened to his music and to everyone who has been reaching out regarding his passing. Please have Coolio’s loved ones in your thoughts and prayers”. Michelle Pfeiffer expressed her condolences; “Heartbroken to hear of the passing of the gifted artist @coolio.
A life cut entirely too short. 30 years later I still get chills when I hear the song. Sending love and light to his family”.
In the wake of Coolio's passing, a lot of people have expressed their shock and condolences and there is no doubt that he will be remembered.
In the future, his music will always serve as a reminder of how talented he was as an artist and how great music he created. “We are saddened by the loss of our dear friend and client, Coolio, who passed away this afternoon,” -Coolio representative confirmed in Septembar.
“He touched the world with the gift of his talent and will be missed profoundly. Thank you to everyone worldwide who has listened to his music and to everyone who has been reaching out regarding his passing. Please have Coolio’s loved ones in your thoughts and prayers”.