American rapper Coolio, known for his hit song Gangsta’s Paradise, has died at the age of 59. His long-term manager, Jarez Posey, told US media that the artist was found unresponsive on the floor of a friend’s bathroom in Los Angeles. Coolio started making music in the 1980s, but in 1995 recorded Gangsta’s Paradise, which marked a milestone in hip-hop history. The exact cause of Wednesday’s death has yet to be revealed. Nevertheless, Mr. Posey told TMZ, which originally detailed the news, that paramedics believed Culio may have had a heart attack. Coolio, real name Artis Leon Ivey Jr, won a Grammy for Gangsta’s Paradise, part of the soundtrack to Dangerous Minds starring Michelle Pfeiffer.
This spooky track continues to be widely heard, and according to his official site, it recently recorded over a billion streams on Spotify. Coolio’s 40-year career has recorded eight studio albums and has won an American Music Award and three MTV Video Music Awards. Coolio’s other hits include Fantastic Vogage, Rollin’ With My Homies, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin’ New) and Too Hot. He was active until his death. Coolio was on tour with other ’90s stars, including Vanilla Ice and Young MC, who were performing in Texas just a few days ago. I just heard that my old friend Coolio has died, and I heard that Vanilla Ice wrote the song on his Twitter account.
Rapper Coolio, known for hit Gangsta Paradise, dies at 59
90s rapper Coolio, who outlined the music with hits like ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ and ‘Fantastic Voyage’, has passed away, his friend and manager Jarez Posey told CNN. He was 59 years old. Jarez Posey said Coolio died in Los Angles on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 28, local time. Details of the condition were not immediately accessible. Los Angeles Fire Department Captain Eric Scott confirmed via CNN that firefighters and paramedics were called to receive a medical emergency report at the 2900 block of South Chesapeake Avenue at 4 p.m. local time. At the time they appeared, they found an unresponsive man and performed ‘resuscitation’ for about 45 minutes. Scott said the patient was “determined to be dead shortly before 5 p.m.” In a statement sent to CNN by Coolio’s talent manager Sheila Finegan, we are disappointed with the death of Coolio, our valued friend and customer who passed away this afternoon.
He touched the world with the gift of talent and will be remembered greatly. Thanks to everyone who listened to his music and to everyone connected in connection with his death. We hope that Coolio’s friends and family will join us in your thoughts and prayers. During his career, Coolio has sold over 17 million records according to his site. Coolio holds a special place in the minds of some millennials because of his work on the theme song for the equally well-known Nickelodeon TV series ‘Kenan and Kel’ and his contribution to the album ‘Dexter’s Laboratory: Hip-Hop Experiment’. Highlighted songs from other hip-hop artists promoted by Cartoon Network animated series. Recently, Coolio has appeared in programs such as ‘Celebrity Cook-off’ and ‘Celebrity Chop’ and is enjoying the advantage of being a nostalgic person. He also did a show on Oxygen’s ‘Coolio’s Rules’, which aired in 2008.