Rapper Coolio Pronounced Dead After EMTs Tried to Resuscitate Him for 45 Minutes
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The 'Gangsta's Paradise' hitmaker's manager says the rapper came down from Las Vegas, where he lived, to Los Angeles to get or renew his passport and he was told that Coolio had a heart attack.

AceShowbiz - Authorities did their best to save Coolio, but he couldn't make it in the end. More details of the rapper's sudden passing have been brought to light, with new reports saying that he was pronounced dead after paramedics tried to resuscitate him for 45 minutes.

In a statement to Entertainment Tonight on Thursday, September 29, LAFD confirmed that a team of firefighters and paramedics responded to the 2900 block of South Chesapeake Avenue at 4:00 P.M. PT on Wednesday following reports of a medical emergency. "LAFD arrived four minutes after dispatch to find an approximately 60-year-old male unresponsive, and they performed resuscitation efforts for approximately 45 minutes, per protocol," they said in the statement.

The statement continued to read, "With consultation through the Base Hospital Physician, the patient was declared dead just before 5:00 P.M. PT. LAFD cleared the scene, which was left under LAPD supervision, awaiting the Coroner."

As reported before, Coolio was visiting a friend's house in Los Angeles on Wednesday when he excused himself to go the bathroom. When he didn't come after a while, the friend kept calling for him and eventually went in, before finding him laying on the floor.

An official cause of death has not been determined, but Coolio's longtime manager Jarez tells TMZ that he was told the West Coast legend had a heart attack. According to the site, police did not find drugs or paraphernalia in the bathroom.

Coolio's manager goes on revealing that the "Gangsta's Paradise" hitmaker came down from Las Vegas, where he lived, to L.A. to either get or renew his passport, because he had shows scheduled in Germany this weekend. The manager says he was getting ready to join Coolio at the friend's house when he got the call that the rapper had collapsed in the bathroom.

After news spread of Coolio's passing, tributes have poured in from fans and fellow celebrities, such as rappers Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube and Vanilla Ice as well as actress Michelle Pfeiffer, who starred in the 1995 film "Dangerous Minds" which featured "Gangsta's Paradise".

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