Coolio's friends believe ‘severe asthma’ could’ve led to his untimely death at 59

Coolio's friends believe ‘severe asthma’ could’ve led to his untimely death at 59
Rapper Coolio's death at 59 could be due to underlying asthmatic condition (Tracey Nearmy/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Friends and family of the late rapper Coolio reveal that he battled "severe asthma" and used to carry inhalers on him to regulate his breath, pointing out that the artist's sudden death could be due to his asthmatic condition. Rapper Coolio died on September 28, at the age of 59, after being found unconscious on the bathroom floor of a friend’s house in Los Angeles. 

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Relatives of the late 'Gangsta’s Paradise' rapper informed authorities that he “struggled” with lung condition for many years. Although an official cause of his death is not released and police have so far suggested that they do not suspect foul play, his initial reports suspect he had gone into cardiac arrest, reported TMZ. Research published by the American Heart Association shows that people with persistent asthma could be at a higher risk of a heart attack and people who take medication are 60% likely to suffer from asthma attack, strokes and other cardiac incidents.

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - SEPTEMBER 18: Coolio performs on stage during Riot Fest 2022 at Douglass Park on September 18, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
Coolio performs on stage during Riot Fest 2022 at Douglass Park on September 18, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)

Before the 'Hit ’em High' rapper's death, he appeared on the 'I Love the '90s' musical tour and could be seen performing energetically as he moved across the stage. The rapper performed multiple times in his sets which lasted about 30 to 40 minutes. His close friend and colleague Montell Jordan said he was appalled by Coolio's premature death. The 'This Is How We Do It' singer said, “I’ve been with him for weeks and for months now and I did not know — and still don’t know — the circumstances behind his passing, but I did not see anything that would have given an indication that he was ill or that anything happened to him,” Jordan spoke of his death on Thursday, reported Page Six

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The rapper's immense fan club was taken aback by his sudden death, as many fans mourned his death and paid tribute to his music. Born as Artis Leon Ivey Jr. was at his friends place when the fatal incident happened. Insider sources told TMZ, Coolio walked into the bathroom, locked the door and apparently fell on the floor. His Los Angeles friend had to break the door to check on him. Soon after, paramedics reported to the scene and worked on the rapper for 45 minutes as they tried to resuscitate him but he was proclaimed dead at the scene.

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