‘Gangsta Paradise’ rapper Coolio dies at 59 in LA


American world-famous rapper Coolio, known for his famous ‘Gangsta Paradise’, dies at the age of 59 on Wednesday in Los Angeles.

US rapper’s longtime manager Jarez Posey told media the artist was found unresponsive on the bathroom floor of a friend’s house in Los Angeles.


Coolio started making music in 1980 and was famously known for his super hit song ‘Gangsta Paradise’ in 1995.

The exact cause of the sudden death of the famous rapper Coolio on Wednesday has not been very clear yet.

However, Mr Posey told TMZ, which first reported the news, that paramedics believed he may have had a cardiac arrest.

Coolio, whose real name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr, won a Grammy for Gangsta’s Paradise, part of the soundtrack for Dangerous Minds starring Michelle Pfeiffer.

According to his official website, The haunting track continues to be widely listened to and has just passed a billion streams on Spotify.

Over a career transiting four decades, the 59-year-old American rapper recorded eight studio albums and won an American Music Award and three MTV Video Music Awards.


His other hits included Fantastic Voyage, Rollin’ With My Homies, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin’ New), and Too Hot.

He was active until his death; Coolio was in the middle of a tour with other 90s stars, including Vanilla Ice and Young MC, who performed in Texas just a few days ago.

In his tribute, Snoop Dogg paid his last respects to Coolio with his world-famous track: “Gangstas paradise. R I P.”

He also shared a picture of the two posing on the music video set for Gangsta Walk, a track they collaborated on in 2006.

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