Coolio ‘very happy’ and ‘engaging’ days before his death


Coolio appeared happy and healthy at the Houston airport days before his unexpected death.

The “Gangsta’s Paradise” rapper stopped by to pose for selfies and mingle with fans last Friday, TMZ reported. One such fan, Mika, told the outlet that Coolio was “very happy to take pictures, laugh and be very engaging.”

Mika added that the late performer even invited her and her friends to his “I Love the 90s” show in Cyprus, Texas that night, and he put them all on a VIP list.

Unfortunately, the band was not present because it was “too far” and understandably regretted the decision, as it would be their last live performance.

Rapper Vanilla Ice also performed that night and later told TMZ he was “still in shock and panicked” over his friend’s passing. He told the outlet that the couple hung out in Ice’s dressing room after filming and Coolio appeared to be in great shape.

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Later that night he appeared in what would be his last performance.
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“See you tomorrow, mate,” was the last thing Coolio said to Ice.

The “Rollin’ With My Homies” rapper died on Wednesday, his longtime manager confirmed. He was 59 years old. Coolio was found on the floor of a friend’s bathroom in Los Angeles, and when paramedics arrived, they performed CPR on him for 45 minutes, to no avail.

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The “Gangsta’s Paradise” rapper was 59 when he died.
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The “West Up!” the artist’s official cause of death is still pending, although paramedics suspected cardiac arrest.

He is survived by his six children and his ex-wife Josefa Salina, whom he married in 1996. The former couple broke up four years later.

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