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Coolio Dead: ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ Rapper age at 59

Hello, Friend today we are sharing with you about Coolio Details. Coolio as known as best known for his 1995 Grammy-award-winning single “Gangsta’s Paradise,” has died, his manager confirmed to People. He was 59. The rapper’s cause of death has not been publicly shared. His longtime manager, Jarez Posey, told PEOPLE that Coolio — born Artis Leon Ivey Jr. — died Wednesday in Los Angeles.

According to TMZ, which first reported the news, Posey said the late musician went to the bathroom at a friend’s house. When he did not come out, the friend called his name but he did not answer. They then found Coolio on the floor.

Coolio’s other hits include “Fantastic Voyage” — the opening song from his debut album — and “1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin’ New),” both of which were nominated for Grammys. “See You When You Get There,” which featured the duo 40 Thieves, was a standout track from his 1990s third album, “My Soul.”

The friend called the outlet for help and once responders arrived, Coolio was pronounced dead. Born in Monessen, Pennsylvania in 1963, Coolio later moved to Compton, California, where he attended Compton Community College before becoming a rapper.

Coolio in 1995 singer L.V. The compilation released the hit single “Gangsta’s Paradise”. The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks and won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance at the 1996 Grammys.

He also wrote “O, Here It Goes!” for the Nickelodeon television series Kenan & Kel. also provided the title opening track.

In an interview with the Irish Examiner in July, the rapper looked back on the track’s success. “You make music and you never think what it’s going to do and what it’s not going to do,” he said at the time. “That’s the amazing thing about ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ and I’m proud of it. It was just four years ago on YouTube on Tommy Boy [the hip hop platform]. It’s reached a billion views in four years.”

He added, “I hit a billion the same week 50 Cent hit a billion with ‘In the Club.’ It took ‘In the Club’ 17 years to hit the billion. It took me four.”

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