Coolio Had Three Bags Of Drugs With Him When He Passed

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The coroner's report disputes initial claims that no drugs were found on the scene of his tragic loss.

The tragic loss of Coolio shocked the hip-hop world and beyond, and now new details emerged surrounding its circumstances. Moreover, the coroner recently reported that the rapper died from a fentanyl overdose, and was also found with traces of heroin and methamphetamines in his system. Not only that, but police reportedly discovered three bags of drugs and paraphernalia at the scene, according to documents obtained by Page Six. Said bags were confirmed to belong to the "Fantastic Voyage" MC, from what authorities stated. Also, they gathered "a baggy with a brown powdery substance, foil with burn residue, a straw/tube, saline solution, [and] a spoon with residue."

Furthermore, officials also found over-the-counter CBD products and vitamins at the scene, which was at a friend's house in Los Angeles. In addition, these discoveries counter initial reports that no illicit substances were found at the time. Another important element is Coolio's battle with asthma and long-term smoking, which exacerbated the overdose. Given his massive impact and multi-hyphenate entertainment work, many expressed heartbreak over his loss. Whether from the rap community or other industries, people paid their respects to his memory.

More Details Emerge About The Tragic Death Of Coolio

"We are saddened by the loss of our dear friend and client, Coolio, who passed away Wednesday afternoon,” his talent manager Sheila Finegan stated. “He touched the world with the gift of his talent and will be missed profoundly. Please have Coolio’s loved ones in your thoughts and prayers." As such, Michelle Pfeiffer shared her tribute to him on social media. "Heartbroken to hear of the passing of the gifted artist @coolio," she wrote on Instagram. "A life cut entirely too short. I remember him being nothing but gracious. 30 years later I still get chills when I hear the song. Sending love and light to his family.”

"This is sad news," Ice Cube tweeted shortly after his passing. "I witness first hand this man’s grind to the top of the industry. Rest In Peace." Whether it was from the old guard or new, many vowed to keep his memory alive and to honor his legacy. Share your favorite music from him in the comments and log back into HNHH for the latest on Coolio.


About The Author
Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.