Coolio Was Making Big Career Plans Before His Tragic Death

Coolio's sad death was hard enough for fans, but now news of what he was planning before his sudden passing has hit the world with another gut punch. TMZ reported that the 59-year-old rapper, who's biggest hit was "Gangsta's Paradise," died on September 28 after being found on the floor of a friend's bathroom. It's thought Coolio's friend grew alarmed when he didn't return from the bathroom and didn't respond after he called his name. The friend then dialed 911, but Coolio was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Tributes have flooded in for the rapper since the sad news was made public, with plenty of his fans taking to social media to pay their respects. Famous faces have shared their own memories of the star too, including Snoop Dogg who shared a photo of himself and his late friend on Instagram. "Gangstas paradise. R. I. P." he wrote alongside several emoji, including prayer hands, a rose, and a dove, while also tagging Coolio's account. Michelle Pfeifer also paid tribute via Instagram after appearing in Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise" music video back in 1995.

And it sounds like Coolio was ready for another hit to rival his signature song.

Coolio had plans to release new music

Tragically, as well as touring the world to perform his back catalogue, Coolio was also working on new music. He spoke about his big plans during an interview with Irish Examiner around two months before his death, confirming he'd been writing a song with Christy Dignam of the band Aslan. "We're working on a track. We haven't even started writing any lyrics. The track is being built as we speak. Somewhere within the next four to six weeks we should have something tangible we could work with," he shared with the outlet. "It's probably going to be a banger, I would imagine. I don't know if it's going to be dark and deep or if we're going to go clubby and happy — that remains to be seen."

Coolio told that he was actually working on a whole album (which would have been his first since 2009's "From the Bottom 2 the Top") and had been in Ireland to record some tracks. He spoke openly about the songs and, in a now eerie moment, about how he thought "One More Night" should have been one of his biggest songs. "That song means a lot to me. It's about me dying and going to heaven. I meet God there and I say, 'God, hold on. I don't want to be dead yet. Let me go back, for one night,'" he shared, noting he wanted to save his friends from hell.