Coolio rose to prominence as a member of the Gangsta rap group WC and the Maad Circle, alongside WC and Crazy Toones. The rapper died unexpectedly, and the entire world continues to mourn his untimely demise.
Coolio died in Los Angeles on Wednesday. The rapper who rose to fame in the 1990s was visiting a friend late Wednesday afternoon when he died. Coolio’s longtime manager, Jarez, stated that Coolio went to the bathroom at his friend’s house but when he didn’t return after a while, the friend kept calling for him and ultimately walked in and found Coolio laying on the floor.
Coolio was pronounced dead on the scene when the friend called EMTs. According to TMZ, friends of the late rapper said that he suffered from severe asthma, which might have led to his death.
It was said that he struggled with it for years and that Coolio’s family also told investigators looking into his death about his history with asthma. He would also always travel with several inhalers to keep his condition in check.
A recent study by the American Heart Association found people diagnosed with asthma have a higher risk of heart attack. Additionally, people who use a daily asthma medication were 60% more susceptible to heart attacks, strokes or other cardiac events.
Haddaway is also planning a huge tribute show for Coolio in Germany. We will have to wait and see how the concert will turn out to be.