Coolio’s untimely death was a shock to hip-hop fans globally, but most importantly to the rapper’s family. In an interview with The U.S. Sun, the deceased rapper’s eldest son, Artis Ivey III, discusses the artist’s death.
Coolio passed away on September 28 at the age of 59 at the Los Angeles home of a friend, but no additional information was released at the time. Although the cardiac arrest was believed to be the cause of death, the rapper’s son revealed that his father was also experiencing other health difficulties.
In an interview with The U.S. Sun, Ivey III stated, “My father was experiencing a few health difficulties. He was responsible for those matters. Asthma, which was very severe, was a major issue. Ivey stated that drug use was not linked to Coolio’s death, despite the fact that Coolio was “mostly drug-free.” “He passed due to natural causes. Just now, he suffered a heart attack.”
He continued, “However, it was a complete surprise. Nonetheless, you know, our father constantly prepared us for potential occurrences.
My father was a deeply spiritual individual. He had no fear of death. Another step was taken toward paradise. He held his own set of convictions. He had faith in a higher power and in himself.
According to TMZ, Coolio’s bones were cremated in a private ceremony, and each of his seven children received a pendant containing his ashes.
Not just Coolio’s family mourned the “Fantastic Voyage” rapper’s passing. At the time of his passing, numerous hip-hop musicians, including Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J, Quest Love, Chuck D, Ice-T, MC Hammer, and Xzibit, paid tribute to the late Los Angeles rapper.
While Coolio had several hit songs, like “1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin’ New)” and “Stomp,” “Gangsta’s Paradise” was his biggest hit to date. Not only is this song one of the most instantly known rap songs of all time, but it also contributed to the commercialization of the genre.
The song’s inclusion on the soundtrack for the Disney film Dangerous Minds made it a commercial success among non-rap fans. Coolio was a pioneer in the entertainment industry due to his personality and timeless flow on “Gangsta’s Paradise,” which contributed to the internationalization of “Gangsta Rap.” All who admire and appreciate his music will miss him.
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