Coolio appeared happy and healthy in photos taken days before his sudden death at 59 as he posed with a fan at a Texas airport
Coolio was seen in new footage taken on September 23, just days before he died aged 59.
Photos of the Gangsta’s Paradise rapper on Friday showed him happy and healthy in a baseball cap and sunglasses with a black and tan zip-up jacket while at an airport in Houston, Texas.
He was smiling as he stood next to a woman named Mika Janday.
The image was taken just hours before its final performance in Cypress, Texas.
Fan photo: Coolio appeared happy, healthy and engaging just days before his unexpected death at 59
She took to Instagram to share her experience with the entertainer, describing him as “cool and humble”.
Janday said he was kind enough to invite her and a friend to his show in Cypress, Texas, and offered to put them on his VIP list.
This show last Friday, in which he starred alongside Vanilla Ice, would turn out to be his last.
The musician, whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr, was found unresponsive on the floor of a friend’s bathroom in Los Angeles around 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Excited fan: One person, a woman named Mika Janday, interacted with the 59-year-old star at the Houston airport hours before her final performance
Tributes: Questlove has released a throwback image in tribute to the late star
In the wake of the unexpected loss, 90s rapper Vanilla Ice opened up about his friend.
Ice – real name Robert Matthew Van Winkle – told TMZ he lost sleep Wednesday night over the news and was “still shocked and freaked out” Thursday morning.
“My heart goes out to the whole family. I’m really devastated. He was a great friend,” he told the publication.
Mourning: Following the sudden death of rapper Coolio, 90s rapper Vanilla Ice spoke about his friend
The two musical artists had spent the past six years shooting their show I Love The 90s for audiences around the world, performing as recently as last week in Cyprus, Texas.
Robert, known for his 1990 hit Ice Ice Baby, said that during the Friday night concert, Coolio came on stage and did some freestyle.
After the show, they spent time in his dressing room with Coolio showing no signs of ill health. “See you tomorrow, buddy,” was the last thing Coolio said to him.
Close friends: The two musical artists took the stage together in London in 2017
Paramedics pronounced Coolio dead at the scene and an autopsy is now underway to establish the official cause of death – although law enforcement sources said ‘no drugs or drug paraphernalia were found. found at the scene” and that they do not suspect foul play.
Paramedics suspected he had suffered a cardiac arrest, according to the star’s longtime manager, Jarez.
Another collaborator of the hip hop star, actress Michelle Pfeiffer, paid tribute to him Thursday on Instagram.
Pfeiffer, 64, shared the clip for Gangsta’s Paradise after working with the musician on the video, the song being the cornerstone of the soundtrack to his 1995 film Dangerous Minds.
The track topped the US Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks and won Coolio the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance in 1996.
Heartbroken: Michelle Pfeiffer paid tribute to rapper Coolio, best known for his chart-topping song Gangsta’s Paradise, after his death on Wednesday