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Coolio dies of drug overdose- manager

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US Grammy-winning rapper Coolio died in September 2022 due to the effects of fentanyl and other drugs, his manager has said.

Jarez Posey said the musician’s family had been informed about the findings by the Los Angeles County coroner, BBC reports.

Coolio, whose real name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr, was found unresponsive on the bathroom floor of a friend’s LA house six months ago. He was 59.

Coolio, whose real name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr, won a Grammy for the

The 1995 track, Gangsta’s Paradise earned the artist a Grammy and till this day has enjoyed a a good reception, having over a billion views on YouTube.

The Los Angeles County coroner’s report noted that the rapper was suffering from heart disease and asthma and had recently used phencyclidine, or PCP. The coroner’s office deemed his death accidental, CBS said.

The award winning rapper’s death according to CBS was as a result of the effects of a cocktail of fentanyl, heroin and methamphetamines

Writing by Muzha Kucha