A Medical Examiner Finds Fentanyl Contributed To Coolio's Death

A Medical Examiner Finds Fentanyl Contributed To Coolio's Death

Updated on April 07, 2023 11:59 AM by Andrew Koschiev

Los Angeles County medical examiners report that Coolio died from fentanyl, heroin, and methamphetamine overdoses. He is well known for his hit song, Gangsta's Paradise. Medical examiners ruled Coolio's death accidental on Sept. 28 and cited other "significant" conditions that contributed to his death: Coolio, 59, had asthma and cardiomyopathy, a disease that affects the heart's pumping capacity. 

A record shows he had also been taking the mind-altering drug phencyclidine. It would be inappropriate to comment further, citing the privacy of Coolio's children, according to Sheila Finegan, a manager for Coolio. Los Angeles was the home of a friend where he died. He was found passed out on the floor after his friends broke down the door of Coolio's bathroom when he didn't come out for a long time, according to his longtime manager, Jarez Posey.

Guns Were Found Loaded

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Mr. Posey told me at the time that he might have died of a heart attack, but the cause had not been released. After a loaded gun was found in Coolio's carry-on bag at an airport, he pleaded guilty to a felony firearm charge. In 2009, Coolio pleaded guilty to drug possession and went to rehab. It was in 1995 that Coolio's hit single "Gangsta's Paradise" gained him popularity. 

The song topped Billboard's Hot 100 for three weeks, won the Grammy for best rap solo performance in 1996, and was named the top Song of the Year. In addition to its popularity for decades, the music video has been viewed over one billion times. A fentanyl tablet is 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine.

Popularity Is Primarily Attributed To Affordability

Recent years have seen a rise in popularity due to its affordability and ease of production and distribution, making it more appealing to dealers and traffickers. Due to its potency, fentanyl can be deadly in small doses. Since it can't be seen or tasted, it can be difficult to detect its presence unless fentanyl test strips are used. 

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drug overdose deaths in the United States surpassed their previous record in 2021, with nearly 108,000 deaths largely attributed to the worsening fentanyl crisis.

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