Coolio performs onstage during Riot Fest 2022 at Douglass Park on September 18, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
Rapper Coolio’s cause of death has been revealed by the Los Angeles County coroner.
Coolio, whose real name was Artis Ivey Jr., died on September 28, 2022.
The cause of his death is linked to the “effects of fentanyl, heroin, and methamphetamine,” the coroner’s report revealed through his online database.
The manner of death has been ruled “accidental.”
The report also lists “cardiomyopathy, unspecified asthma, and phencyclidine use” as “other specific conditions.”
Cardiomyopathy is known as “a disease of the heart muscle that makes it difficult for the heart to pump blood to the rest of the body. Cardiomyopathy can lead to heart failure,” according to the mayo clinic.
Phencyclidine is known as PCP, according to the Department of Justice.
The hip-hop star died at a friend’s house in Los Angeles.
He was 59 years old.
Coolio grew up in Compton. The early success of his career came at a time when Southern California rappers dominated the Billboard charts.
Their first two albums, “It Takes a Thief” and “Gangsta’s Paradise”, rose up the charts and were huge critical and commercial successes.
He won a Grammy for his single “Gangsta’s Paradise,” which was used as the theme song for the 1995 movie “Dangerous Minds.”