Coolio’s friends believe his “severe asthma” may have contributed to his death, according to TMZ.
Sources told the outlet on Monday that the late “Gangsta’s Paradise” rapper “wrestled” with the lung condition for years and that investigators had been notified.
Coolio died on September 28 after being found unconscious on the bathroom floor of a friend’s home in Los Angeles. He was 59.
An official cause of death has not yet been released, but initial reports suggest he may have gone into cardiac arrest.
Research published by the American Heart Association shows that people with persistent asthma may be at a higher risk of developing a heart rhythm disorder.
Despite his health, Coolio performed several times in the days leading up to his death for sets that lasted about 30 to 40 minutes.
In video footage from his “I Love the ’90s” tour, the “West Up!” rapper seemed energetic as he moved around the stage.
Fans also previously noted that Coolio seemed “very happy to take some pictures, smiling” and was “very engaging” when they met him less than a week before his death.
Montell Jordan, who was on tour with the “Fantastic Voyage” rapper days before his death, also exclusively told Vidak For Congress that he never expected his old friend’s death to be imminent.
“I’ve been with him for weeks and months now and I didn’t know – and still don’t know – the circumstances behind his death, but I haven’t seen anything to indicate that he was ill or that something happened to him.” , the 53-year-old singer said ‘This Is How We Do It’ on Thursday.
Coolio is survived by his six children and ex-wife Josefa Salina, whom he married in 1996. Four years later, the former couple called it quits.