‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ rapper Coolio dies aged 59

Legendary rapper Coolio (born Artis Leon Ivey Jr.) has passed away. He was 59 years old.

His cause of death is reported by some media as a heart attack. According to reports, while at a friend’s house, the rapper was discovered unresponsive on a bathroom floor. First responders pronounced him dead upon arrival.

The rapper’s longtime manager, Jarel Posey, confirmed the news to Variety. According to TMZ, “Law enforcement sources told the outlet that no drugs or drug paraphernalia were found at the scene of his death. An autopsy and toxicology test will be used to determine an official cause of death. death.

Coolio was known for hits like “Gangsta’s Paradise,” “Fantastic Voyage,” and the soundtrack to the popular young adult variety show. Kenan and Kel. The cultural impact of “Gangsta’s Paradise” was enormous. The movie song dangerous spirits, with Michelle Pfeiffer, was an international phenomenon. And was parodied by Weird Al Yankovich in “Amish Paradise”.

Coolio was born on August 1, 1963 in Monessen, Pennsylvania. And later, he moved to Compton, California, where he shot to fame in the mid-90s. Many on social media mourned the acclaimed lyricist. Including celebrities and many media.

Michelle Pfeiffer took to Instagram to share her grief. “Heartbroken to learn of the passing of talented artist @coolio,” she wrote. “A life entirely too short. As some of you may know, I had the good fortune to work with him on Dangerous Minds in 1995. He won a Grammy for his brilliant song on the soundtrack – which I think is the why our film was so successful. I remember he was nothing but gracious. 30 years later, I still get chills when I hear the song. Sending love and light to his family. Rest in power, Artis Leon Ivey Jr. ❤️.

Ice cube shared their condolences on Twitter, writing, “This is sad news. I witness first hand the grind of this man at the top of the industry. Rest in peace @Coolio.”

Vanilla Ice took to social media to share her shock. “Painting just found out my good friend Coolio passed away,” he wrote.

The news comes as a shock to many. This is a developing story.

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