It has been revealed that Coolio was set to headline his first Las Vegas residency before his unfortunate passing at age 59 last week!
Jimmy Maynes - who is chief creative officer of production company Fan Rebellion which produces the residency - told the publication that they were in negotiations with Coolio before his sudden death.
Tragic: It has been revealed that Coolio (pictured in Chicago on September 18) was set to headline his first Las Vegas residency before his unfortunate passing at age 59 last week.
Maynes said that the plan was to have Coolio headline the show starting the end of October through the second week of November for a total of 10 days with one performance per day at 5 days a week for a total of ten concerts. .
Just four days before his death, Coolio posted his last ever Instagram post, which documented his final performance on Saturday, where he belted out the 1999 hit Gangsta's Paradise while eager fans cheered along.
Sad news: Rapper Coolio (pictured on September 18) died on Wednesday at the age of 59, but in the weeks leading up until his shocking death, the beloved musician was busy doing what he loved as he took to the stage at a string of sold-out shows.
Final show: Just four days before his death, Coolio posted his last ever Instagram post, which documented his final performance on Saturday, where he belted out the 1999 hit Gangsta's Paradise while eager fans cheered along.
This comes after it was revealed that the rapper had steered clear of drugs and excess drinking in the years leading up to his death despite struggling with substance abuse in the past, according to a close friend. .
Coolio had a history of drug abuse and crack cocaine addiction but was sober in the years leading up to his death, a friend of the rapper told DailyMail.com .
Coolio's close friend Eric Yano (pictured) said never saw him drink or take any drugs in the 18 years he knew him, his manager also said his cause of death appeared to be a heart attack.
Despite his stellar success with multi-platinum records and his biggest hit, Gangsta's Paradise, reaching a billion YouTube views in July this year, Coolio was not a rich man, his friend revealed
Yano told DailyMail.com Coolio loved performing and was less focused on making money
The manager subsequently said he was told Coolio died of a heart attack, though that has not yet been confirmed
Fan Mika Janday shared a photo posing with Coolio, who appeared happy, healthy, and engaging just days before his unexpected death at age 59
Passing: EMTs pronounced Coolio dead on the scene and an autopsy is now underway to establish the official cause of death - though law enforcement sources shared that 'no drugs or drug paraphernalia were found at the scene'
Gone too soon: The musician - famous for his hit song Gangsta's Paradise - was visiting a friend on Wednesday afternoon when he was found dead (Pictured 10 days ago)