Coolio’s Cause Of Death Was Revealed After 45 Minutes Of CPR

As of September 28, 2022, Coolio has passed away at the age of 59. When you consider that the average male lifespan in the US is 78 years old, it’s natural to question what happened to Coolio and why (that number is lower for Black individuals at 74). The rapper, best known for his 1995 album “Gangsta’s Paradise,” died unexpectedly in the Los Angeles home of his buddy and longtime manager Jarez Posey.

Artis Leon Ivey Jr., better known as “Coolio,” was born in August of 1963 in a small town south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After relocating to Compton, California, he became involved in the local drug trade before redeeming himself by joining the fire department’s volunteer force. Before he went into rapping full-time and made his imprint on the underground, Coolio worked as security at Los Angeles International Airport.

Coolio's Cause Of Death Was Revealed After 45 Minutes Of Cpr
Coolio’s Cause Of Death Was Revealed After 45 Minutes Of Cpr

His first single, “Whatcha Gonna Do?,” came out in 1987, but it wasn’t until he signed with Tommy Boy Records in 1994 that his career really took off. Coolio’s first solo album, It Takes a Thief, featured the hit track “Fantastic Voyage,” which reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was one of the year’s biggest rap singles and got a lot of play on MTV (during the network’s Golden Era).

Most people will remember Coolio from his 1995 single “Gangsta’s Paradise,” which featured R&B artist L.V. and was used in the film Dangerous Minds. It spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and is still considered a timeless classic. “Weird Al” Yankovic even did a cover of it, titled “Amish Paradise,” which sparked some backlash because Coolio claimed Yankovic had not asked for permission before recording the song. The multiple Grammy winner was sure of his place in history. At the end of the day, when everything is said and done, I think I’ll be held in the top ten hip hop performers in history,” he remarked to GrooveOn magazine in 2009. The fact that Coolio was so popular just adds to the mystery of his untimely demise. Now the question is, how did Coolio die, and what ultimately took his life? For more on the state of our knowledge, keep reading.

When and how did Coolio perish, and what ultimately took his life?

Exactly what happened to Coolio? The formal reason of his death has not been disclosed, but cardiac arrest is the leading suspect. CNN reports that at 4 p.m. local time, firefighters responded to a medical emergency and, upon arriving, discovered Coolio unresponsive. Los Angeles Fire Department Captain Erik Scott stated that firefighters spent 45 minutes doing “resuscitation attempts.” Before 5:00 p.m., the patient “was pronounced deceased.” According to Dr. Chawla on LiveWell, a “fatal event” occurs in 40–50% of heart attacks. People sometimes overlook warning signs for weeks or months before experiencing a full-blown heart attack. If the heart stops receiving blood, it can go into a potentially fatal rhythm known as cardiac arrest.

Sheila Finegan, Coolio’s manager, released a statement to CNN mourning his loss and paying tribute to his life and music. Coolio’s talent manager Sheila Finegan said, “We are grieved by the loss of our great friend and client, Coolio, who passed away this afternoon.” His skill had a global impact, and he will be sorely missed. We appreciate the outpouring of condolences and kind words following his death from people all over the world who have heard his music. The Coolio family asks that you keep them in your prayers.

Stars of the film Dangerous Minds, which included the Grammy-winning song “Gangsta’s Paradise,” have been paying respect to the late rapper, with Michelle Pfeiffer at the forefront. Sorry to learn about the loss of the talented artist @coolio. She posted a scene from the film along with the caption, “a life cut much too short,” on Instagram. Some of you may remember that I had the pleasure of working with him on the 1995 film Dangerous Minds. I truly believe that the success of our picture can be attributed to his Grammy-winning song from the film’s soundtrack. From what I can recall, he was always really kind. Thirty years later, I’m still chilled to the bone whenever I hear that song. To his loved ones, my thoughts and prayers go out. Those in Authority, Please Take a Break The junior Artis Leon Ivey.

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