Coolio’s Last ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ Performance Before His Death

Coolio performed his 1995 hit one last time, just a week before his death.

The rapper took the stage for an ACL Live concert in Texas on September 21.

He posted a video of the performance on Instagram, where the audience sings along to the classic song from the “Dangerous Minds” soundtrack.

Coolio appeared healthy in the clip as he performed a nearly 30-minute set and took to the stage to rock the crowd and his bandmates.

Vanilla Ice, who also appeared on the same show, told TMZ that he was “still in shock and panic” over the sudden death of his friends.

He told the outlet that the pair hung out in Ice’s dressing room after the set and that Coolio appeared to be in excellent shape.

“See you tomorrow, buddy,” was the last thing Coolio said to Ice.

The beloved ’90s entertainer sadly passed away on Wednesday at the age of 59 from suspected cardiac arrest. An official cause of death has not yet been confirmed.

Coolio’s longtime manager, Jarez Posey, broke the news to TMZ, sharing that the rapper was at a friend’s house in Los Angeles when he apologized for going to the bathroom.

When he didn’t return, the friend checked for the “West Up!” rapper, who was found on the floor. Ambulance personnel were called immediately.

TMZ reported Thursday that paramedics attempted to perform CPR on Coolio for 45 minutes before pronounced dead.

A photo of Coolio.
“Gangsta’s Paradise” won the 1996 Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance.

After the death of the rapper “CU When Get There” was announced, celebrities took to social media to pay their respects.

“This is sad news”, Ice Cube tweeted. “I’m witnessing this man’s rut ​​to the top of the industry.”

Fellow ’90s icon MC Hammer too showed love to the late rapper on Twitter, calling him “one of the nicest guys I’ve ever known.”

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